Manchester United In Advanced Talks to Re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United are closing in on a sensational deal to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo after talks with Sir Alex Ferguson as rivals Man City gives up on their bid to land the wantaway Juve star.
Manchester United are leading the race to sensationally bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford after Manchester City withdrew their interest in the Juventus forward.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes was in talks with City after the Portugal star decided to leave Juventus. But, it emerged on Friday afternoon that Pep Guardiola’s side will not sign him.
It is understood that Juventus wanted a £ 25 million transfer fee but City were pushing for a free transfer and for Ronaldo to take a pay cut on his £ 500,000 a week wages.
Drawing from reports, United offered Ronaldo a contract on Friday morning following a late intervention from former United coach, Sir Alex Ferguson who spoke to Ronaldo about the plans regarding his future.
The publications also add that United are lining up a two-year deal for Ronaldo and are plaing for him to have a medical in Lisbon.
United then publicly signaled their interests in the Old Trafford legend when Solskjaer, at his Friday press conference made it clear that he would welcome the 36-year-old back.
He said, “Ronaldo is a legend of the club and the greatest player of all time. I didn’t think he would leave Juventus. We’ve always had a good communication and I know Bruno Fernandes has been talking to him”.
“He knows what we feel about him. If he was ever going to move away from Juventus, he knows we are here”.
“When you are Messi, Ronaldo, Pogba or Bruno, you have to read a lot about yourself. Let’s see what happens with Cristiano because he is a legend of this club”.
“I don’t want to speculate too much on Cristiano. We focus on the ones we have here. I was fortunate to play with him and coach him. Everyone who has played with him has a soft spot for him”.