Sporting president Frederico Varandas believes that 36-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo will one day return to play for the club he started his career with.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s departure is very likely ifJuventus
fail to secure Champions League qualification and a return to his training club Sporting has been mooted recently.
is convinced that the striker will one day make a return toSporting
, newly crowned Portuguese champions.
However, the striker’s agent
has denied all rumors linking the Portugal captain with a possible return to the Verde e Brancos, even if Ronaldo enters the last year of his contract with Juventus and the rumors of a future elsewhere continue.
Asked whether Ronaldo will head back to Lisbon at some stage, Sporting president Varandas toldSic Noticias
"I think he will play here one day.
"Cristiano was among the first to send me a message to congratulate us for the championship victory.
"Now, however, he has another year on his contract with Juve and I know he wants to continue competing to win the Champions League.
"Obviously his return here depends on him: in addition to being a great player, Cristiano is a great fan of Sporting."