Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Manchester City open to signing Cristiano Ronaldo: Reports

The agent of Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in Turin as Premier League champions Manchester City have been “offered the chance” to sign the Portugal captain, according to Sky.

According to multiple media reports, the possibility after England captain Harry Kane committed his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur.

On Wednesday, Kane confirmed on social media that he will not leave Spurs this summer, bringing an end to City’s pursuit of the 28-year old in this transfer window.

Sky Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Jorge Mendes flew in on Wednesday to settle Ronaldo’s future amid reports that he wants to leave and the club are willing to let him go.

Sources have told ESPN‘s Rob Dawson that City have not dismissed the possibility of signing Ronaldo.

This comes a week after Ronaldo broke his silence on the transfer rumours surrounding him and categorically stated that he was not returning to Real Madrid because his story at the Spanish club “has been written”.

City continues to look for a striker after the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona.

Ronaldo is out of contract next summer and Juventus want to sell him to save on the £500,000 a week wages they pay him plus tax, say reports.

According to SkySports, City are interested in bringing Ronaldo back to the Premier League on a free transfer and are willing to offer him a two-year contract, with a salary of £12.8m-per-season (€15m).


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