With one step left to complete, Cristiano Ronaldo ‘agrees personal terms’ with Manchester City.
After talks for Harry Kane fell through, Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Manchester City.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s rumored move to Manchester City has accelerated in the last 24 hours, with rumours stating that the Portuguese superstar has accepted personal terms with Pep Guardiola’s side.
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After City’s £128 million bid for Harry Kane was rejected by Spurs chief Daniel Levy, who demanded a guaranteed £150 million, a move for Ronaldo was rumoured – and after strong links with the ex-United man, Spanish outlet AS has claimed that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has agreed to join City in a striker role under Pep Guardiola.
According to the report, Ronaldo has agreed to terms and all that remains is for the teams to agree on a fee, with the Turin club wanting £28 million for his services.
Juventus are anxious to get the Portugal international off the salary bill after paying £88 million for him just three years ago. This is especially true after he was inexplicably left out of the starting lineup against Udinese last Sunday.
City’s decision on whether or not to pay that money will most likely come down to the transfer deadline on Tuesday evening, however there are encouraging signs that the club will recruit a striker this summer.
According to the source, City and Ronaldo have agreed on a deal until 2023, giving the United legend two years to work his magic at the Etihad.
Ronaldo is expected to earn £12.8 million (€15 million) every season after taxes, which would put his weekly income over £500,000, breaking David de Gea’s projected £375,000 in the Premier League.
With Sergio Aguero departing for Barcelona when his contract expired in the summer, there is a gap at the heart of City’s attack, which Ronaldo will try to fill with his offensive brilliance.
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