CRISTIANO RONALDO has fuelled speculation he could be returning to Real Madrid from Juventus after his £17million car collection was transported to the Spanish capital.
The ex-Manchester United star joined the Italian giants in 2018 and still has another year on his £540,000-a-week contract, but is cutting a lonely figure in the dressing room.
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Ronaldo, 36, has been linked with a return to first club Sporting Lisbon as well as Real and United and he is getting cold shouldered by team-mates who are fed up at how he is given preferential treatment by club directors.
Last week the entire squad were brought in for an extra day's training while the Portuguese international was treated to a day trip around the Ferrari HQ in Maranello near Bologna.
Earlier this week a video emerged of his car collection – which includes a Bugatti, a Mercedes jeep and a Maserati – being loaded into a trailer overnight by a team of mechanics from a Lisbon-based company.
Footage of the night time operation was posted on an Italian football website called Per Sempre Calcio and it was filmed from a balcony overlooking the garage in Turin where the cars are stored.
The firm moving the cars – Rodo Cargo – is based in the Portugese capital Lisbon and specialises in moving luxury cars belonging to footballers all over the world.
Madrid-based newspaper Marca revealed it would have cost Ronaldo around £12,000 for the whole operation, taking into account the secret nature of the move and value of the vehicles being transported.
The destination for the motors remained a mystery – until now.
Spanish media outlet Record have now claimed the vehicles have arrived in Madrid to ramp up rumours of a return to Real.
After joining Madrid for a then-world record fee of £80m from Manchester United in 2009, Ronaldo broke all kinds of records with Los Blancos.
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He scored 450 goals in 438 games for Madrid, while winning two league titles and four Champions Leagues.
Ronaldo reportedly left Santiago Bernabeu because he no longer felt 'indispensable' in the eyes of president Florentino Perez.
But it would appear all may be forgiven and forgotten, with a potential reunion on the cards in the coming months.
Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro has already said she will ‘try to convince’ her son to return to Lisbon, but agent Jorge Mendes denied the Portugal icon will head back to his homeland.
Rumours are rife he may move back to United or even Paris Saint-German as fifth-placed Juve face the prospect of missing out on Champions League football next season.
They are away to second placed Atalanta tonight the Coppa Italia before facing Bologna in their last game of the season as they fight to clinch a spot in the Champions League. .
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