Cristiano Ronaldo set to join Manchester City after agreeing personal terms with the Manchester club. The Portuguese forward has already spoken with Pep Guardiola’, says reports in Portugal, with Juventus in talks over letting him leave.
Reports in Italy earlier this week reported that City had offered the former Manchester United star a two-year deal worth £230,000 per week after missing out on Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Sportsmail also understands the ex-Real Madrid forward was offered to Guardiola’s side in a £25million deal earlier this month.
Ronaldo’s lucrative contract at City now believed to have been ironed out, it falls to City to negotiate a fee. This has threatened to prove a stumbling block, however, with the club said to be unwilling to splash out.
Ronaldo is believed to currently earn in excess of £500,000 per week at the Allianz Stadium. He signed for Juventus in a mega-money move from Real Madrid in 2018, but now has less than 12 months remaining on his deal at the Serie A giants.
The same report suggested that Guardiola reportedly rejected a proposal of a swap deal involving Gabriel Jesus, as City look to find a compromise.
Soon, the Catalan boss and the Portugal star could finally represent the same club, with the former having spoken about his admiration for the player before.
Ronaldo made it clear to Juventus that he is angling for an exit over the coming days after asking to be benched for their clash with Udinese. Massimiliano Allegri denied this, but it is understood a departure is on the cards.
Pavel Nedved, vice-chairman of the Old Lady, doubled down on Allegri’s bullish comments, telling DAZN: ‘We’ve decided together with Ronaldo. It’s normal. Ronaldo will 100% stay.
‘It was a shared decision with the player. We have to start [the] season, [but] you can’t be at the top. It’s a decision for the good of the team. [Giorgio] Chiellini, a European champion, also starts from the bench today