Cristiano Ronaldo: Juventus star tipped to make shock move to Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus

Cristiano Ronaldo has been sensational for Juventus since joining in 2018.

The Portuguese legend has scored 71 times in 94 games for the club, which includes six goals in five games this season.

However, Spanish outlet Sport have claimed that Juventus want to get rid of Ronaldo.

They reportedly want to recoup part of the £100 million they paid Real Madrid and get his huge wages off their books.

But where would he go if Juventus did decide to cash in?

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus

There are only a few clubs that can afford Ronaldo. Despite being 35, he will demand huge wages and rightly so.

One of the clubs that would be able to meet his demands is Manchester City.

It would be a shock move given Ronaldo played six years at their biggest rivals, Manchester United.

But former Chelsea player Andy Townsend thinks the club should not hesitate if he became available.

“If you want goals then I think he’s still the ultimate goal machine," he said on talkSPORT.

“I know Messi and there has been so much mileage on the debate over the years but I still think Ronaldo still has the desire and want to be remembered as the greatest. He will in some people’s eyes but he won’t in others.

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“He’s still got a desire to score goals. More than anything on the field now, he just wants to score goals.

“He’s at that period where his eyes light up every time there’s a free-kick at whatever angle. Whenever he gets the chance to shoot he will. Even when others are better placed, forget that.

“He’s unbelievable in the air, which we’ve seen in a Juventus shirt already.

“If he became available and Juve wanted out on him and Man City needed goals for their team then I don’t think you should hesitate in going to get Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He’s 35 and I still think he’s got 18 months in him. If he came to Man City and the way they play I think he could go there and get 25 in his first season.”

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Juventus


I have no doubt that Ronaldo would still be able to light up the Premier League.

He's still among the very best players in the world despite being in the twilight of his career.

With Sergio Aguero also coming to the end of his career, Man City may be in the market for a striker.

Signing a big name like Ronaldo would also help their global brand so he will help off the field as well as on it.

So I think it would make sense for City to make a move if he became available.

But the biggest question mark is if Ronaldo would want to join Man City. Given his history at United, I seriously doubt he would agree to join Pep Guardiola's side.

You can never say never, though.

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