Manchester City are still weighing up whether to make an approach for Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo, according to the Manchester Evening News journalist Simon Bajkowski.
The Citizens are still reeling from missing out on Tottenham’s Harry Kane, and while a bid for Ronaldo as an alternative is still thought to be unrealistic, Bajkowski claimed it is an option being looked at:
Kane has officially confirmed he is staying at Tottenham, which leaves #mcfc short of options. It still feels incredibly unlikely, but Cristiano Ronaldo remains on the table for them and hasn't yet been ruled out https://t.co/Nk1JBrx1dT
— Simon Bajkowski (@spbajko) August 25, 2021
Supporters on Twitter are unsurprisingly very enthusiastic about the prospect of signing the Portuguese legend, who has scored an incredible 674 goals in his professional career:
Do it nowwwww
— ???Dinho FPL (@TheBetterDinho) August 25, 2021
What are we waiting forrrrr
— Rg123?? (@Rg24_2003) August 25, 2021
I'M ON MY KNEES
— Moe Cityzen (@cityzen_moe) August 25, 2021
— ???? (@IeeSZN) August 25, 2021
Serial winner for 25 mill > serial bottler for 150 mill
— dan (@dan_mcfc04) August 25, 2021
— Dazza ? (@Father_Jacky_10) August 25, 2021
— ⁴⁷ (@UnrealFoden) August 25, 2021
Make it happen please @ManCity ??
— adiero (@adityzens) August 25, 2021
It was reported earlier this week that Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes had offered the 36-year-old to City, but the Manchester club were not prepared to make an offer for the forward.
However, after Kane’s decision, some creative thinking will be needed to bring in a new forward ahead of deadline day. Could Ronaldo (a former United player) make the switch to the Etihad? Stranger things have happened.