Cristiano Ronaldo: Man City offered to sign Juventus striker

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Cristiano Ronaldo: Man City want to sign Juventus striker


Manchester City have been offered the opportunity to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus.

Ronaldo is without a contract next summer and Juventus want to sell him to save the £ 500,000 weekly salary they are paying him plus tax.

Ronaldo is ready to go and his agent Jorge Mendes is looking for a club willing to pay a £ 25million transfer fee for the 36-year-old and take over his salary.

City are keen to bring Ronaldo back to the Premier League with a free transfer and are ready to offer him a two-year contract, with a salary of £ 12.8million per season (€ 15million), according to Sky in Italy.

But Juventus want at least £ 21.4million (€ 25million) as a transfer fee and no formal offer has been made yet.

City are happy with the business they have done this summer after signing Jack Grealish for £ 100million and Pep Guardiola are said to be happy to continue the season without more signings.

He believes his squad are now even stronger than last season’s champions, but City are still ready to sign a striker after missing Harry Kane.

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Ronaldo’s current deal with Juventus runs until summer 2022

Ronaldo does not fit the profile of the player they are looking for, but they would consider signing him if the deal made sense from a sporting and financial standpoint.

The 36-year-old, who scored 118 goals in 292 games for Manchester United between 2003 and 2009, has been linked with a departure from Turin this summer and is reportedly ready to leave, but Juventus expect him to stay .

Ronaldo has not communicated directly to the club that he wants to leave. His current contract at the Allianz Stadium runs until June 2022 and he earns € 31m per year after tax.

City are the only club currently interested in signing Ronaldo, with Paris Saint-Germain not in the picture.

Ronaldo’s representatives are pushing, while Juventus would like to sign Gabriel Jesus to be part of the deal, but City are unwilling to sell the Brazil international striker.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing his options for his future at Juventus as the club are ready to let him go for a fee of € 25million (£ 21.4million), Italian football journalist Mina Rzouki has said.

Ronaldo was a surprise omission from the starting lineup in Juve’s Serie A opener against Udinese and left training on Wednesday with an arm injury.

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