Juventus Coach Maurizio Sarri visited Cristiano Ronaldo on vacation to discuss the new centre-forward role for CR7, which papers are already nicknaming CR9.
Multiple sources including La Stampa, Corriere della Sera, Gazzetta dello Sport and more all state that Sarri and director of sport Fabio Paratici flew out to the Cote d’Azur on Friday for a face-to-face meeting with Ronaldo on his yacht.
The former Napoli and Chelsea tactician has already hinted he’d like Ronaldo to shatter the existing Serie A record of 36 goals in a single season, set by Gonzalo Higuain at Sarri’s Napoli.
The key will reportedly be to move the Portuguese winger into the False 9 role, following in the footsteps of Dries Mertens and Eden Hazard.
Sarri made it clear in his Press conference that he is not stuck with the 4-3-3 system, having used 4-3-1-2 at Empoli and at the beginning of his Napoli career.
He intends to speak to the players and adapt his tactics to fit their characteristics, starting with the MVP Ronaldo.