Cristiano Ronaldo Offered To Manchester City For Just £25m
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has reportedly offered the Juventus forward to Manchester City this summer.
The Portuguese international has just 10 months left to run on his £25.5million-a-year contract at the Old Lady and his future in Turin is not certain, having been linked with moves to PSG, Real Madrid, and former club Manchester United in the past.
Premier League champions, City are currently looking for a new striker after the departure of Kun Aguero. But Tottenham and England’s Harry Kane remains their top target.
Sportsmail revealed this week that Pep Guardiola’s side are expected to make an improved offer on the £100m for Kane that was rejected earlier this summer, but Spurs are demanding £150m price tag.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Ronaldo’s representative Mendes has offered City an alternative option by declaring that the 36-year-old could turn out in the blue half of Manchester this season.
The report says Juventus would be willing to sell Ronaldo for just £25m this summer given he has just one year left on his contract, with the Serie A giants also keen on cutting the Portuguese striker’s hefty wages loose.
A potential Ronaldo move to City would be a hugely controversial transfer given the 36-year-old spent six successful seasons at the Premier League club’s arch-rivals, Manchester United, scoring 118 goals in 292 games between 2003 and 2009.
According to Spanish news programme, El Chiringuito, Real Madrid are also looking at bringing Ronaldo back to the Santiago Bernabeu – with Carlo Ancelotti calling for the man who scored 450 goals in nine seasons for Los Blancos to come back to Spain.
The 36-year-old is preparing for the new Serie A season with Juventus after six-time Serie A champion Massimiliano Allegri returned to the club after two years away.