Manchester City offer to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus

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The Premier League champions have turned to the Portugal star after it was confirmed Harry Kane will not join from Tottenham

Manchester City have entered talks to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, Goal can confirm.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is keen to leave the club after three years in Turin.

City, meanwhile, are in the market for a striker after missing out on the signing of Harry Kane from Tottenham.

Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo shut down any speculation that he would leave Turin before the Aug. 31 transfer deadline. But after being used as a substitute in the club’s season opener against Udinese, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has met with the Italian giants and is reportedly offering Man City the opportunity to sign Cristiano in the coming days, per Fabrizio Romano.

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Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo shut down any speculation that he would leave Turin before the Aug. 31 transfer deadline. But after being used as a substitute in the club’s season opener against Udinese, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has met with the Italian giants and is reportedly offering Man City the opportunity to sign Cristiano in the coming days, per Fabrizio Romano.

Cristiano Ronaldo would be able to depart next summer for free, which means Juventus is looking to cash in on their prized possession right now if he ultimately bolts for Man City. However, the reigning Premier League champions aren’t willing to pay the €28 million fee for the Portuguese international.

As Romano pointed out, the Citizens haven’t even made a bid for Ronaldo at this point. But with limited time left in the summer window, a deal would have to materialize rather quickly.

Juve boss Max Allegri insisted it was his choice to use Cristiano Ronaldo off the bench last weekend, but it was an extremely weird sight not seeing one of the greatest footballers ever and their best player in the starting XI. The Old Lady ultimately drew 2-2 after Ronaldo’s winner was ruled out due to VAR.

It appears that Mendes is doing the heavy lifting here in finding his client a new club to play for. The thought of Cristiano Ronaldo on Man City’s squad is scary in itself and would undoubtedly push them to another title and quite possibly a Champions League triumph. For under €30 million, it’s well worth it, especially with Harry Kane making it clear that he will stay at Tottenham.

This will be an interesting situation to keep an eye on in the next few days.

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Ronaldo is said to be intent on joining a club that offers him the chance of competing for football’s biggest prizes, both team and individual, as he enters the final stage of his record-breaking career.

City had coveted Harry Kane, but their summer-long pursuit came to an abrupt end on Wednesday when the England captain committed his short-term future to his boyhood club.

Guardiola and City broke the British transfer record earlier this summer when they paid Aston Villa £100m for Jack Grealish, but have been frustrated in their efforts to replace all-time leading goalscorer Sergio Aguero.

How much would Ronaldo cost?

Juventus directors sat down with Mendes on Thursday morning to stress that they will not allow Ronaldo to leave the club for free.

The Turin side are looking for around €29 million (£24m/$34m) from any potential buyers otherwise they would suffer a capital loss.

What have Juventus said?

Ronaldo was left out of the starting XI for Juve’s opening Serie A match of the 2021-22 season.

The attacker came off the bench with 30 minutes left and thought he had scored a stoppage-time winner, only for the goal to be ruled out after a VAR review and it finished 2-2.

Bianconeri coach Massimiliano Allegri said he made the decision to put the star on the bench and insisted last week that the player has told him he wants to stay at the club.