Ronaldo will return to Portugal on Wednesday for a medical ahead of the new year, with the Premier League champion’s manager Manuel Pellegrini adamant that the player would return to the country for a “big week”.
The 27-year-old has missed all four games this season due to a hamstring injury, and was left out of the squad for Euro 2016.
“Ronaldo is coming back to Portugal,” Pellegri told reporters.
“He has a big week and a big training camp.”
The Portuguese international had missed the last two games after suffering a calf strain in Portugal’s 5-1 win over England in June.
However, Pellegrim said Ronaldo’s return would not mean a full-time change for Pellegras side.
“He will be back on Wednesday.
It will not mean that he’s going to be 100 percent fit for the whole week,” he said.”
But we are going to have a big day for him.”
In an effort to give his players more time to prepare for Euro 2020, Pelley added that the team had been forced to cut back on the number of training sessions on Tuesday, due to the impact of the hamstring injury.
“We’ve been having to make decisions about training sessions because of the injury, which we’ll be able to overcome this week,” Pelley said.
“So it’s not as big a loss as it could have been.”
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