Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to force a move to EPL giants
Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo is currently trying to force Manchester City move with his agent, Jorge Mendes working on a potential swap deal, according to L’Equipe.
The Portugal captain is said to be eager to force his way out of the Italian giant despite the club insisting that the 36-year-old has not asked to leave.
Ronaldo, who has played for Manchester United, is currently in the final year of his contract with Juventus and has been persistently linked with a move away from Turin this summer.
L’Equipe is reporting that the player is trying to engineer a return to the Premier League.
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The report stresses any deal will be very complicated and will hinge on whether City sign Harry Kane from Tottenham.
But should the Premier League champions miss out on the England international, Ronaldo’s representatives will push for a move to the Etihad.
The former Real Madrid forward has reportedly spoken to Portugal internationals Ruben Dias, Joao Cancelo and Bernardo Silva over a possible move and is confident a deal can be thrashed out.
His agent, Mendes, is said to be also exploring a possible swap deal that would see another of his clients in Bernardo Silva head to Juventus. Aymeric Laporte is another who could be involved.
It is claimed only four clubs in world football are able to match Ronaldo’s €31m-a-year salary but the United legend is keen on City, where he believes he will be best placed to challenge for more Ballon d’Or titles.