Alvaro Morata has expressed his belief that Cristiano Ronaldo is “happy” at Juventus and is optimistic he will stay put amid links with a return to Real Madrid.
Ronaldo is fast approaching the final year of his contract at Juve, who have yet to offer him the chance to extend his stay at the Allianz Stadium beyond 2022.
It has been reported that Madrid will seek to capitalise on the 36-year-old’s situation by luring him back to Santiago Bernabeu this summer, but Morata sees no reason why his team-mate would want to leave Turin.
Five-time Champions League winner Ronaldo has yet to make it beyond the quarter-finals of the competition with Juve, but Morata doesn’t think the club’s latest failure in Europe will have caused the Portuguese to start contemplating his future.
“He’s used to playing in Champions League finals. But he would have been the same in another club,” Morata told Cadena Ser.
“It’s not a Juve problem. He’s happy with the group but he’s used to winning, so it’s normal that he’s angry.
“I think he’s happy with the team. Juventus and I want him to stay, because Juventus must have the best players in the world.”