26/08/2021; 11:15 AM By : Steven D. Thompson
City are ready to offer Ronaldo a contract reportedly worth £230,000-a-week on a two-year deal. However, they are baulking at thea of paying Juventus a transfer fee.
Pep Guardiola has been in the market all summer for a striker with Harry Kane his preferred choice. The attempt to bring Kane to the Etihad was blown out of the water with Harry Kane announcing that he would be staying in London with Spurs.
With less than six days left to the end of the transfer window, Pep is left with the dilemma of finding a new striker.
A seemingly unsettled and dissatisfied Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus has turned up as his latest subject of attraction.
There have been speculations about Cristiano Ronaldo, who holds a desire to leave Turin this summer, but the 36-year-old has limited options.
After missing out on a deal to bring Kane to the Etihad, City have reportedly offered a two-year contract to Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to Gianlucadimarzio.com, City are now eager to discuss a two-year deal worth at least £230,000-a-week for Ronaldo, but the sticking point remains the unwillingness of the club to pay Juventus a transfer fee of any sort.
The Portuguese has seen his stock drop due to his advancing age, and Juventus are willing to accept around £25 million for the player. However, City are not keen to stump up the cash.
On the flip side, the Old Lady do not mind a swap deal that will see the club take Gabriel Jesus for Cristiano Ronaldo. Guardiola has, however, kicked at thea.
Manchester City were unable to convince Tottenham to part with their most prized asset and find themselves in a position where they are short of a striker.
City came close to winning the Champions League last season, falling at the final hurdle to Chelsea. Kane would have taken the club a notch higher, boosting their chances of winning the trophy they covet the most.
Their failure means limited options, following the departure of Sergio Aguero on a free transfer.
At the moment, Gabriel Jesus is the club’s only natural striker, and his request to be played out wide is why Ferran Torres has moved into the striker’s position.
Guardiola is now running out of options to get a striker in before the transfer window shuts.
With Kylian Mbappe looking more and more likely to join Real Madrid, PSG could enter the fray to bring Ronaldo to Parc des Princes. Thea of matching Ronaldo and Messi has always appealed to Al Khelaifi.