Updated: August 27, 2021 9:41:39 am
According to multiple media reports, Manchester City are open to the possibility of signing Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo from Serie A side Juventus after England captain Harry Kane committed his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur.
On Wednesday, Kane confirmed on social media that he will not leave Spurs this summer, bringing an end to City’s pursuit of the striker in this transfer window.
It was incredible to see the reception from the Spurs fans on Sunday and to read some of the messages of support I’ve had in the last few weeks. 👏⚽
— Harry Kane (@HKane) August 25, 2021
However, City continue to look for a striker after the departure of Sergio Aguero to Barcelona. Ronaldo is out of contract next summer and Juventus want to sell him to save on the £500,000 a week wages they pay him plus tax.
According to SkySports, City are interested in bringing Ronaldo back to the Premier League on a free transfer and are willing to offer him a two-year contract, with a salary of £12.8m-per-season (€15m).
While Juventus are still asking for €28/30m fee for Ronaldo as they won’t sell him on a free, Jorge Mendes is talking directly with Manchester City and discussing about personal terms/contract. 🇵🇹 #CR7 #MCFC
Juventus are still waiting for Man City decision about €28/30m fee.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 26, 2021
Cristiano Ronaldo also informed his Juventus teammates that he wants to leave. Jorge Mendes will be in direct contact with Man City today to discuss Ronaldo’s salary – it won’t be €31m net per season as current one 🇵🇹 #MCFC
Juventus are waiting for Manchester City official bid.
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2021
This comes a week after Ronaldo broke his silence on the transfer rumours surrounding him and categorically stated that he was not returning to Real Madrid because his story at the Spanish club “has been written”.
View this post on Instagram
No formal offer has been made yet.
📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines
- The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.