What Patrice Evra Has Told Ronaldo Regarding The Move To Juventus

Patrice Evra in action against Sampdoria' Davide Biondini.

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The whole footballing world seems to have caught wind of the rumors linking Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus. News after news is being devoted to the possibility of the move taking place, and by now, it seems like a deal that could very well see the light of the day.

However, supporters of the Portuguese superstar seem to have mixed feeling over the possibility.

While some view it as a move to a lesser side, others feel that this is a necessary step in ensuring that the 33-year-old gets a fresh challenge for the final years of his illustrious career.

Regardless, an interesting piece of advice was delivered to Ronaldo by Patrice Evra.

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The former Manchester United defender, who has also functioned at Juventus, had this to say to Ronaldo during an Instagram live: “Everyone asks me, ‘Pat, what do you think?’ I haven’t spoken to Cristiano about this, but my advice is, if he wants to play to 2050, he has to go to Juve.”

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The 37-year-old Frenchman, who shared the stage with Ronaldo during the former’s Old Trafford tenure, continued: “There is no other team he must join – it’s simple.

“You should never spit on the plate that fed you, so Juve will always be in my heart. You know how much the Italians love you, but it’s a sacrifice. If you go to Juve, it’s to work and to work hard; this lot, ha, don’t know what a vacation is.”

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He clearly was all in for the Italian giants, as he concluded: “I can tell you this: if you go to Juve, you’ll be at the next World Cup not as a mascot, but as a protagonist. A protagonist!”

Will Ronaldo pay heed to this advice, or are the reasons against him leaving Real Madrid quite prominent?

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