Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be pressing for a move to Manchester City as the Juventus star looks to leave before the transfer window closes at the end of the month.
The 36-year-future old’s at Juventus has been questioned, with the Portuguese star reportedly requesting to start the season opener against Udinese on the bench last weekend.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract in Turin expires in a year, and the Italians are reportedly willing to sell their talisman for £25 million, despite interest from Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
According to L’Equipe, Ronaldo is presently pursuing a move to the Premier League, with the Portuguese hoping to join Pep Guardiola’s team later this month.
According to the French publication, Ronaldo is attempting to set up the proper conditions for a move, which may include a swap deal involving Portugal teammate Bernardo Silva or defender Aymeric Laporte.
According to L’Equipe, a deal might be reached as soon as this weekend, which would be a major coup given Ronaldo’s close ties to Manchester United supporters.
The latest development comes after PSG’s owner’s brother tweeted a cryptic message hinting a summer move for Ronaldo.
Khalifa Bin Hamad Al-Thani released crucial information about Lionel Messi’s free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona, as well as a photoshopped photograph of Messi and Ronaldo in PSG uniforms with the comment “Maybe?”
This summer, City are desperate for a striker and have been linked with a deal for England captain Harry Kane.
Spurs striker Harry Kane is trying to push a move, but City’s £100 million offer hasn’t swayed Daniel Levy. Kane’s contract has three years left on it, and Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino wants roughly £150 million for his prized asset.
Despite his pay expectations of about £25 million per year on top of his transfer fee, Ronaldo would be a less expensive option for City and is well aware of the Premier League’s needs.