Sporting CP president Federico Varandas has distanced the membership from an strategy for former participant Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Manchester United profession seems to be in tatters following an explosive interview through which he closely criticised the membership.
Ronaldo, who had already requested to depart Outdated Trafford through the summer season, stated he felt ‘betrayed’ by United, alleged that membership officers tried to drive him out, spoke of his lack of respect for coach Erik ten Hag and in addition referred to as out the Glazer household’s possession.
Sporting had been initially exploring methods to re-sign Ronaldo on the finish of the summer season switch window however nothing formal ever materialised earlier than the deadline got here.
Sporting director Hugo Viana had refused in July to rule out a reunion sooner or later: “He can determine the place he can go. However you by no means know the long run…so no matter he decides, let’s see.”
However head Ruben Amorim stated solely not too long ago that the price of bringing Ronaldo again to the Jose Alvalade Stadium was prohibitive: “Everyone in Sporting desires of the return for Cristiano however we do not have the cash to pay his wages.”
Now, Varandas has denied solutions that Amorim vetoed any strategy, insisting it was by no means realistically an possibility for the membership and that it was by no means formally mentioned.
“He’ll at all times be the reference of Sporting’s academy and one of the best Portuguese participant ever,” the president informed RTP3 in Portugal.
“Now, I am not going to make noise. If Ruben Amorim vetoed the return? In fact not. It was by no means even a subject or was on the desk. There was by no means a dialog with me, with Hugo Viana or Amorim. This matter by no means existed. I do know it sells rather a lot within the press.”
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