Cristiano Ronaldo has caused a late scramble in the 2021/22 transfer window after he declared his readiness to leave Juventus for a new club this summer.
With four days to the end of the window, the Portuguese looks set to join Manchester City on a proposed 2-year-deal. Pep Guardiola is desperate to land a striker following the failure of the Citizens to secure the services of Harry Kane.
Spurs Chairman, Daniel Levy refused to negotiate the transfer of the England international despite a gentleman’s agreement last season to allow him leave for the right offer but City’s two bids of £100m and £150m were shut down, forcing the premier league champions to lool elsewhere for a top 9.
Ronaldo made himself available for a possible transfer this summer after telling Juventus that he wants to leave the club and Old manager, Maximilian Allegri confirmed it.
He said: “I’m not disappointed by Cristiano Ronaldo. He wants to leave Juventus and he made a choice, he’s gonna look for a new club after three years here. It’s part of the life”
Interestingly, various reports had claimed that Ronaldo has a verbal agreement with Manchester City and that didn’t go down well with some Man United faithfuls as the Portuguese is viewed as a club legend, having spent six seasons with the club, winning the premier league, UEFA Champions League, FA Cup, League Cup and his first Ballon D’Or crown.
Red Devils manager, has emphatically thrown the door of Old Trafford open for Ronaldo to rejoin the club and possibly end his career where it arguably started from.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the premier league match against Wolves, Solskjaer said: “Cristiano Ronaldo? We’ve always had a good communication. Bruno has been talking to him as well and he knows what we feel about him. If he was ever going to move away from Juventus, he knows WE ARE HERE”.
“Cristiano is a legend of this club, the the greatest player of all time if you ask me. I was fortunate enough to play with him. I coached him when I got my job. Let’s see what happens”.
Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola sounded less optimistic but clearly implied that the Cityzens are interested in Ronaldo.
“In the three or four days anything can happen. There are few players, Ronaldo included who decide where they are going to play. There are many things that are far away,” Pep said in his presser ahead of the Arsenal match this weekend.