There are six days left of the summer transfer window and reports suggest we could yet see one of the biggest moves in football history take place.
In a summer which has already seen Lionel Messi transfer to Paris Saint-Germain rumours are now suggesting his great sporting rival Cristiano Ronaldo could be on the move as well.
The Portuguese forward is entering the final year of his current deal with Italian side Juventus but it is suggested he wants out – with Manchester City one of the few sides who could actually afford such a deal. The MEN have reported previously that City have rejected the chance to sign him – and L’Equipe suggest Manchester United legend Ronaldo is keen on a controversial move.
It would certainly represent a huge change in mind judging on his previous comments about such a deal.
Speaking ahead of Real Madrid’s meeting with United in the 2013 Champions League the Portuguese forward reiterated his commitment to his former side, ruling out a move to the blue side of Manchester.
“To play for City not United? I’m not going to do that. Why? Because my heart’s in Manchester United, that’s why,” he said.
“I can say it would be very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very difficult to play at Manchester City. Very difficult because of Manchester United.”
Two years later in 2015 he was also asked about possibly joining Man City and issued a stern response to the financial power of the club.
“You think the money now is going to change my mind at 30-years-old?” Ronaldo replied to the suggestion of joining City.
“I don’t think so. I think this is not going to be a problem. If you will speak about the money then I will go to Qatar, I’d probably have more money there than at Manchester City.
“It is not about the money, it is about the passion.”