Man Metropolis deny Cristiano Ronaldo’s claims of ‘shut’ 2021 switch

Man City deny Cristiano Ronaldo's claims of 'close' 2021 transfer

Manchester Metropolis have denied options from Cristiano Ronaldo that he got here ‘shut’ to signing for them in the summertime of 2021.

Ronaldo sought to go away Juventus following three seasons in Turin, and it was reported in August 2021 {that a} transfer to the Etihad Stadium was doable.

The Portugal worldwide claimed in his latest TalkTV interview with Piers Morgan {that a} deal to affix Metropolis was ‘shut’, just for him to re-sign for Manchester United following an intervention from Sir Alex Ferguson.

Nevertheless, ESPN report that Metropolis are disputing this model of occasions, insisting that their curiosity in Ronaldo was merely ‘delicate’.

On the time, Pep Guardiola’s facet had been actively out there for a brand new striker, having had an strategy for Tottenham’s Harry Kane knocked again earlier in that switch window.

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Metropolis had been unable to usher in a brand new central ahead and spent their 2021/22 title-winning season utilizing a collection of vast gamers and midfielders as false nines, with their solely pure striker – Gabriel Jesus – bizarrely shunted out to the wing.

Jesus departed for Arsenal in the summertime of 2022, whereas Metropolis received the race to signal Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

Ronaldo, in the meantime, scored 24 objectives in all competitions in his first marketing campaign again at Outdated Trafford, however Man Utd slumped to their worst ever Premier League factors tally.

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