Cristiano Ronaldo is demanding a major overhaul at Juventus, following Tuesday’s shock Champions League defeat against Ajax, Gazzetta dello Sport reports.
Juventus claimed a 1-1 draw in Amsterdam and threw away a lead at home to lose 2-1.
Ronaldo, who won three Champions League titles in succession with Real Madird and appeared in eight consecutive semi-finals, is furious with Juve’s capitulation and unhappy with the rigid tactics employed by manager Max Allegri.
The 34-year-old arrived last summer in a €112million deal and was expected to guarantee the Serie A champions’ quest to win the trophy.
Defeat on Tuesday, however, has left Ronaldo devastated and he is now expecting a Juventus’ hierarchy to oversee a major rebuilding process in the summer to bolster and ageing squad. Paulo Dybala could be sold for up to €100m, to fund a move for the player dubbed ‘the new Ronaldo’, Benfica’s Joao Felix.
Matthijs de Ligt who netted the winner in Turin, is also high on Juve’s wanted list, as well as Lyon’s all-action midfielder Tanguy Ndombele.