A former Juventus president, Giovanni Cobolli Gigli, has told the club to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer straight away.

Gigli made the plea while questioning Ronaldo’s signing after the Portugal captain failed to score against Porto on Tuesday night as the Serie A giants were knocked out from the Champions League.

He explained that Juventus should never have bought the 36-year-old from Real Madrid, adding that the forward is too expensive.

Asked if bringing in Ronaldo to Turin was the wrong choice for Juventus, Gigli told Radio Punto Nuovo: “Absolutely, yes! I said that on his very first day at Juventus. He is a great champion but is too expensive.


“Now it’s up to Juventus. They have been paying him 1m euros per goal. [Juve president Andrea] Agnelli must be self-critical, but he doesn’t have great collaborators.

Ronaldo added: “The club should free Ronaldo at the end of the season, and the same goes for Paratici. Maybe Agnelli had promoted him to remove him from his position afterwards. This could be the scenario.”

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