Here we go! Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed personal terms with Premier League champions Manchester City ahead of a sensational return to England.
In what could be one of the most extraordinary transfers in football history, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is set to join Pep Guardiola’s side before the window slams shut, according toSpanish publication AS.
It is believed Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, flew to Turin on Thursday to secure his player’s exit from Juventus.
💣💥¡Hay acuerdo entre el Manchester City y Cristiano Ronaldo!
🇮🇹Solo falta que la Juventus acepte la inclusión de un jugador del City pic.twitter.com/JCb02Gjuba
— Diario AS (@diarioas) August 26, 2021
City have yet to make a formal offer for the 36-year-old, say reports, but a deal has been struck between player and club and all that remains is for Juventus to accept the inclusion of a Manchester City player.
The Italian club wantGabriel Jesus, according toSam Street, but City are keen on lettingRaheem Sterlingleave for Turin.
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In terms of the deal, City are willing to offer Ronaldo a two-year contract worth £12.8 million a season, according toSky in Italy.
In fact, reports in France suggest the 36-year-old and his entourage are “seeking to engineer” a transfer in the coming days.
Ronaldo has already spoken to a number of City players about the move, including Bernardo Silva, Ruben Dias and Joao Cancelo.
And according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes arrived in Italy on Thursday to try and organise a move away from the Serie A club.
He said: “Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Mendes is in Torino. He’s looking for options for Ronaldo – PSG are not interested.
“Mendes approached Manchester City to sign Ronaldo – still NO bid. Juventus want €30m, Man City are not intentioned to pay any fee & want to keep Gabriel Jesus.”
Juventus had a meeting with Jorge Mendes today about Cristiano Ronaldo. 🇵🇹 #CR7
Tense situation. There’s still NO official bid on the table from Man City – Mendes is talking directly with the club. Juventus have no intention to let Ronaldo leave on a free. They want €28/30m.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
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