Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly stuck in Madeira, Portugal where he has been since March when football was suspended in Italy due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Juventus talisman is expected to link up with the rest of his teammates in Turin before the season in Italy resumes.
When he gets to Italy, he is also expected to spend at least two weeks in Isolation before he can be allowed to fully link up with the rest of the team.
But he might not be able to start this process anytime soon because his private jet Gulfstream G650, which suppose to airlift him and his family to Italy has been grounded in Spain.
According to reports, the private jet which is worth £30 million was in Madrid Spain, where Ronaldo used to base while playing for Real Madrid. Government authorities in the country have refused to allow the jet to leave Spain due to the travels restrictions imposed by the government in order to contain the spread of COVID-19.
A Waiver Can Save Ronaldo
Portuguese TV channel TVI reported that the jet has tried to leave Spain thrice in order to fly into Portugal for Ronaldo but it was forced to abort the flight by port authorities.
Though the government and health authorities in Italy have not given Italian Serie A a specific date to restate, the clubs have been permitted to allow their players to engage in individual training at the clubs’ training grounds. This is seen as a green light for the resumption of the league which has been suspended since March 10.
Juventus would really want Ronaldo to be in Turin, close to the rest of the team so that he would have done his two weeks self-isolation before the season is permitted to restate.
For now, the only choice left for the former World Best and reigning best player in Italy is to continue to train in his Island hometown until authorities in Spain lift the travels restrictions. And that could be two weeks from now if confirmed cases of the coronavirus pandemic continue to decrease.
Now that the world is aware that one of the finest footballers in the world is ‘stuck’ in Portugal, who knows, Ronaldo‘s £30million Gulfstream G650 private jet could be given a waiver to leave Madrid to Madeira to airlift Ronaldo back to Turin.