Ronaldo’s Comments on Playing for Manchester City Emerges As Rumours Link Portuguese Striker With Citizens

Ronaldo’s Comments on Playing for Manchester City Emerges As Rumours Link Portuguese Striker With Citizens

  • Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Juventus this season according to the Italian club’s official Pavel Nedved
  • The Portuguese striker has been linked with several top European clubs this summer, including Manchester City
  • Ronaldo’s previous statement about playing for the Citizens clearly stated that the striker will not play for the Etihad Stadium outfit

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Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with several clubs including Manchester City this summer, but old comments about joining the Citizens have now emerged, Mirror reports.

Following the rumour linking him with the Premier League club, the Portuguese’ past comments clearly imply such will not materialise.

Manchester City continue to search for a formidable replacement for Sergio Aguero who has departed for Barcelona and Ronaldo is being linked with an exit from Juventus.

Ronaldo’s Comments on Playing for Manchester City Emerges As Rumours Link Portuguese Striker With Citizens
Cristiano Ronaldo not interested in playing for City. Photo: Alex Grimm
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Reports say the Old Lady can no longer afford the massive wages of the 36-year-old and are looking to possibly get him off their bill.

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Ronaldo first spoke about City rumours all the way back in 2013 where he was far from keen to join the club.

He said via Manchester Evening News:

"To play for City not United? I’m not going to do that. Why? Because my heart’s in Manchester United, that’s why.
"I can say it would be very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very difficult to play at Manchester City. Very difficult because of Manchester United."

He is not the only target on City's radar this summer as they are also looking at Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane.

Chelsea dump chase for Man City target

Meanwhile, Chelsea have reportedly lost hope of signing Man City target Erling Haaland this summer and have instead turned their attention to trying to lure Robert Lewandowski to Stamford Bridge.

The Blues are understood to be in the market for a proven goalscorer with Timo Werner having struggled in front of goal and had identified Haaland for the role.

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However, with Borussia Dortmund adamant about selling Haaland this summer, with Metro UK reporting Chelsea have been forced to look elsewhere for an alternative.

The west London club have since revived interest in Lewandowski who was the Bundesliga's top scorer last season.

City fans hit out at Aguero

Legit.ng earlier reported that Sergio Aguero recent comments about liking the colour red over blue has got Man City fans angry regarding his preference, SPORTbible reports.

The 32-year-old joined Barcelona as a free agent after ten long years at the Etihad making him the club's all-time highest goalscorer.

On the day of the Argentine's unveiling as a Barca player, he took part in a 90 seconds challenge where he was required to answer many questions within that space of time.

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