Here is Ronaldo's take on Sarri replacing Allegri

Juventus’ looming appointment of Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has received Cristiano Ronaldo’s attention which has seen him seal his approval on Sarri replacing Allegri at the Allianz Stadium, with the Portuguese keen to play more attacking football.

Cristiano Ronaldo is eager for the attacking style of  'Sarri-ball' at Juventus

Sarri is expected to be announced as the successor to Massimiliano Allegri in the coming days after Chelsea agreed to let him leave in a meeting on Friday, with Juve set to pay around £5million in compensation.

And according to Italian newspaper Tuttosport, Ronaldo is excited by the prospect of ‘Sarri-ball’ coming to Turin and is hoping he can benefit from the change in approach.

The 34-year-old had a mixed maiden campaign in Serie A, netting only 21 times in 31 appearances – his worst return since his final season at Manchester United when he scored 18 times.

Allegri has a reputation for pragmatic football, with second-placed Napoli and third-placed Atalanta both out-scoring Juve this season, while they were also knocked out of the Champions League by Ajax.

But Ronaldo has noted the attacking football played by Sarri at both Napoli and Chelsea, and the effect his style has had on each side’s attacking talisman. Gonzalo Higuain (36 goals in 35 games) and Dries Mertens (28 goals in 35 games) both enjoyed the most prolific campaigns of their career under Sarri, while Eden Hazard’s 21 goals in all competitions this season is his most since leaving Lille in 2012.

Ronaldo is happy to see a more offensive coach in the Juve dugout and is very curious to see what impact ‘Sarri-ball’ can have on his own exploits.

The Italian manager struggled to win over fans at Chelsea despite finishing third in the Premier League and winning the Europa League, but he is still held in extremely high regard in his homeland.

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