CRISTIANO RONALDO is 'always welcome at Real Madrid', according to Vincius Jr.

The winger remained humble at the suggestion Ronnie might return to the Bernabeu despite it meaning he would likely be dropped.

Portuguese icon Ronaldo has been linked with a stunning return to the Spanish capital three years after joining Juventus for £88million.

The 36-year-old was recruited by the Old Lady with the aim of taking them over the line in the Champions League after a series of near misses.

But speculation has mounted on the forward's future in Turin after Juve's latest exit from Europe's top competition last week.

Vinicius was asked for his thoughts on the potential return and rather than shirk the question as might be expected from the man whose starting XI spot might be at risk, he faced it head on.

The 20-year-old said: "Cristiano is a legend at this club. He has achieved a lot.

"I can't say much because I don't know what's going on, but he will always be welcome."

Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane has also admitted a stunning reunion could be on the cards.

Asked about the rumours, he told Sky Sports: “Yes, it may be.

“We know Cristiano, we know the person he is and everything he has done here.

“But now he’s a Juventus player and we must respect this.

“Now, let’s see what the future will be. I was lucky enough to coach him and he is very impressive. Right now, he’s helping Juventus.”


SunSport previously reported that Ronaldo's return to Real Madrid is possible and he reportedly could even leave Juventus for FREE.

Ronaldo could walk away from the Old Lady for nothing with the cash-strapped Serie A champs struggling to make ends meet.

A combination of having lost over £97m in the first six months of the season and crashing out to Porto in the Champions League last-16, has firmly put the brakes on spending in Turin.

Their early exit from this season's Champions league means they have failed to progress further than the quarter-finals in all three years Ronaldo has been at the club.

Italian reports suggested a fee of just £25m would be enough to seal the five-time Ballon d'Or winner's Bernabeu return.

However, despite claims Ronaldo could leave for free, Juventus CEO Fabio Paratici insisted he is the future of the club.

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