REAL MADRID star Marcelo claims Cristiano Ronaldo quit the club ahead of the Champions League final.
The Portuguese superstar helped Los Blancos beat Liverpool to secure a third successive European triumph.
Getty – Contributor3 Marcelo knew Cristiano Ronaldo was going to leave as they jetted out for the Champions League final
He soon left for Juventus in the biggest move of last summer – and apparently his team-mates already knew.
Marcelo, 30, told Esporte Interativo: “We were training for the final and he said: ‘I’m leaving.'"
The Brazilian defender added that he was forced to lie when quizzed about Ronaldo's future until his pal shared the news.
Marcelo was asked if he fancied joining Ronaldo in Turin but did not offer up much hope.
He added: “Juve are a spectacular team. Since the era of Nedved, who I played against once when he was there.
AFP or licensors3 Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcelo enjoyed a strong relationship at the Bernabeu
Reuters3 Marcelo has been linked with a move to join his former team-mate in Italy
"But I’m a Real Madrid player and I have a contract with Real Madrid.”
Ronaldo, 34, was confronted by a pitch invader yesterday but had fewer problems with the Sassuolo defence as he bagged a goal and an assist.
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