Cristiano Ronaldo Has Said Goodbye to His Teammates Ahead of City Move

  • Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly on the verge of a move to Manchester City.
  • Sky Sports Italy reports that he said goodbye to his Juventus teammates, missing Friday’s training.
  • Manchester City is searching for a striker having missed out on Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester City appears to have moved a step closer as he reportedly missed training on Friday.

Sky Sports Italy claims the Portuguese superstar has already said goodbye to his Juventus teammates and spent an hour and a half at the training ground emptying his locker.

Ronaldo is in the final year of his contract with the Italian giant, and Juventus is said to be keen to move him on.

Sky also reports that soccer super agent Jorge Mendes, who represents Ronaldo, told Juventus on Thursday that the four-time Ballon d’Or winner no longer wishes to play for the club.

Speculation suggests Manchester City is the next destination for the Portuguese superstar, with the English club prepared to offer him a two-year contract.

Ronaldo spent six years at City’s rivals Manchester United

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It was reported on Thursday that Ronaldo had agreed to personal terms with City, with the buying and selling clubs discussing a suitable fee for the transfer.

The Italian club want $30 million, but the Premier League champion wants him for free.

Ronaldo appears to be a Plan B for City who spent all summer pursuing Harry Kane. The Tottenham and England captain, though, announced this week that he would be staying at the London club.

36-year-old Ronaldo, a former Manchester United player, may be motivated to move after seeing Lionel Messi move to Paris Saint-Germain this month.

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