Manchester City withdraw from the race for Cristiano, now targeting Manchester United
The last hours were crazy for Cristiano and Juventus and their possible fate
Manchester City withdrew from the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo; The sources confirmed that they presented the matter to the club, and considered it, but decided not to move forward ESPN FC.
These sources said ESPN That there is now an expectation in the Etihad Stadium that Cristiano travels to Manchester, but to sign with rivals, that is United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out the possibility of Cristiano joining Manchester United, saying “he knows we are here”.
Ronaldo appears set to leave Juventus after telling the club he wanted to exit before the August 31 deadline and asking him about a return to Old Trafford, Solskjaer flatly refused to rule out a move for the 36-year-old, which was dire. It is closely associated with Manchester City.
“I didn’t think Cristiano would leave Juventus,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “If you want to get away from Juventus, you know we’re here…
“For me he is the best player ever. We have a few connections and I know that Bruno Fernandez was talking to him, too. There has been a lot of speculation in recent days.
“Let’s see what happens with Cristiano, he is the legend of this club. I played with him and coached him. He is a wonderful human being.”
Meanwhile, City coach Pep Guardiola said he believes Ronaldo is unlikely to move to the Etihad Stadium before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.
City explored the possibility of signing Ronaldo after that Harry King He promised his near future to Tottenham Hotspur.
Cristiano On Friday morning, he went to the Juventus Sports Center in Turin to say goodbye to his teammates, and left the Italian club’s facilities without training, having already reached an agreement with the team. ManchesterAccording to some Italian media.
The Portuguese will leave Juventus After three seasons in which he scored 101 goals in 134 matches, he won the Italian League title, the Italian Cup and the Super Cup.