Now for your daily dose of Cristiano Ronaldo transfer gossip.
European soccer writer Graham Hunter claims that Manchester City players expect their club to successfully land the Portuguese superstar in a massive money deal.
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There are so many screwy things about the idea, from Ronaldo choosing his former club’s “noisy neighbors” to Real Madrid selling (we’ve gone over this one ad nauseum.)
I think it’s smart, but don’t think they’d dare sell CR7).
Anyway, to Hunter via SkySports:
“I know that the players at Manchester City were talking very, very firmly that they believed there was a successful move coming from that club over the last couple of weeks,” said Hunter.
“Whether that makes it true or not, I wouldn’t like to say.
“What we know is the mega clubs, with petrodollars, there’s never been a better time to say: ‘Well, would you like to cash in on your chips?'”
I find it less likely to believe Ronaldo would agree to join City than leave Real Madrid, but the Spanish giants have a wealth of young talent and could reinvest the money quickly and efficiently.