This end of the transfer window is unbreathable, and everything indicates that it will be until the end.
Cristiano Ronaldo left Juventus for good on Friday morning.
In view of recent rumors, everything indicated that the Portuguese would sign for Manchester City and thus betray his first major foreign club, Manchester United.
But within hours, the situation was reversed.
Several English media announce that the Citizens have made no official offer and that the Red Devils, them, are ready to welcome their former legend.
Current coach and former Ronaldo teammate at Old Trafford Ole Gunnar Solskjaer does not deny contacts between the two sides.
“We have always had good contact.
I know Bruno (Fernandes) spoke to him as well.
If he were to leave Juventus, he knows we are there, ”said the Norwegian technician at a press conference.
Evasive Guardiola, Complimentary Solskjaer
On the City side, Pep Guardiola, does not close the door, proof that all is not over.
“It's Cristiano who will decide where he wants to play, not Manchester City or myself.
For now, it still seems a long way off.
With this type of player, it is they who decide.
They knock on the door, they call, and then there are situations that I cannot control.
At Old Trafford, the speech is a little warmer.
“I didn't think Cristiano was going to leave.
There has been some speculation the last few days, of course, ”said Solksjaer, who was rather vague, while trying to coax CR7 down as it should.
“Cristiano was a legend of this club.
He's the greatest player of all time if you ask me, ”said the coach.
Is that how we say “come home” in Norwegian?
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