Life after Ronaldo is now underway for Juventus. The move that saw him leave happened relatively quickly and has left the Italian giants with massive questions to answer, moving forward.
Without a doubt, they have lost a player who can still perform to a very high level, is still one of the best in Europe and will go down as one of the greatest players of all time. You only need to look at the latest Premier League winner odds, and the shortening in the price of United after his arrival to see what he can bring to a team. Domestically, United are likely to be a big part of any EFL betting tips moving forward, especially given the fact that Ronaldo had such a big impact on his first game at the club, resulting in a 4-1 win over Newcastle.
United currently stand at odds of 7/1 as fourth-favourites, in addition, Ronaldo is staked at odds of 9/2 to be announced the PFA Player of the Year 2021/2022. When Ronaldo first moved to Juventus, he was tasked with bringing glory to the club, something he did domestically, but not on the European stage. His task for United is the same.
But that’s all with Cristiano’s new club – where do Juve now go?
Can Juve Mount a Title Challenge?
Anyone who takes a look at the latest Serie A table will see that three games into the season, things aren’t going to plan. Juve have yet to record a win, and while there’s to be some understanding given that their biggest and best player has left the club at the end of the transfer window, this is very poor.
Last season, they lost their title dominance to Inter and certainly looked like a team that were lacking the strength we have seen from them in the past. That, combined with Ronaldo leaving, means that Juve aren’t seen as automatically being the best team in Serie A.
Should their poor start continue, their title chances will certainly be in doubt. That being said, if you want a positive, the team finally got a win on the board with a 3-0 success over Malmo in the Champions League.
Fans will be hoping that the team can build on this and take forward their victory to turn it into more wins, this time in the league.
Will Juve Make a Big Signing Replacement?
The feeling from the club is that they will not go down the route of signing a replacement either in the January transfer window or next summer. Instead, they will look to replace Ronaldo by creating an overall better team, so that a number of players, rather than one, is tasked with replacing the goals and assists that Ronaldo alone brought to the team.
This could of course change, and the money will be there considering the wage that has come off the bill, but a marquee signing may not appear, which certainly wouldn’t help the club’s title chances.