BREAKING NEWS: Cristiano Ronaldo to return to Turin on his private jet TODAY to self-isolate after Juventus superstar tested positive for Covid-19 on international duty with Portugal
Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Italy on board his private jet today in Portugal to spend the quarantine in his luxurious home in Turin.
The Portuguese star tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday and will now return to Piedmont to complete the period of self-isolation.
The Juventus attacker is expected as early as Wednesday evening at Caselle airport.
Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Portugal’s camp and return to Italy after his positive Covid-19 test
Ronaldo, who is asymptomatic, had posted a photo of himself having dinner with team-mates just a day before his positive test was revealed. He will need to isolate when he arrives in Italy
Ronaldo’s girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez posted a picture that appeared to show her on a FaceTime call with the player, calling him ‘my inspiration’ after his positive test emerged
Upon arriving back in Italy he will be required to observe a period of isolation and so will not participate in upcoming matches against Crotone in Serie A and Dynamo Kiev in the Champions League.
The presence of Ronaldo for the blockbuster Champions League match on October 28 against Lionel Messi’s Barcelona is also under discussion.
It is reported he will need to produce a negative Covid-19 test by October 21 to be considered eligible to face his long-time Argentine rival.
Following his positive test result the 35-year-old immediately began self-isolating in the national team’s Oeiras base on the outskirts of Lisbon.
Ronaldo was seen smiling for the cameras and gestured with his thumbs up as he watched his team-mates train from the balcony of his room at the team complex.
More to follow.