Manchester City withdraws from race for Cristiano, now targeting Manchester United

The last hours have been crazy for Cristiano, Juventus and their possible fate

Manchester City has withdrawn from the race to sign Cristiano Ronaldo; They offered it to the club, they considered it, but decided not to go ahead, sources assured ESPN FC.

These sources have told ESPN that there is now an expectation at the Etihad Stadium that Christian travel to Manchester, but to sign with his rivals, that is, the United.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has refused to rule out the possibility of Cristiano joining Manchester United saying “he knows we’re here.”

Ronaldo appears ready to leave Juventus after telling the club that he wants to move out before the August 31 deadline and asking about a return to Old Trafford, Solskjaer categorically refused to rule out a move for the 36-year-old, who he has been very badly linked with Manchester City.

“I didn’t think Cristiano would leave Juventus,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “If you ever want to get away from Juventus, you know we are here …

“For me he is the best player of all time. We have had a little communication and I know that Bruno (Fernandes) has also been talking to him. There has been a lot of speculation in recent days.

“Let’s see what happens with Cristiano, he is a legend of this club. I played with him and trained him. He is a tremendous human being.”

Meanwhile, City manager Pep Guardiola said he believes Ronaldo is unlikely to move to Etihad Stadium before Tuesday’s transfer deadline.

City explored the possibility of signing Ronaldo after Harry Kane promised his immediate future to Tottenham Hotspur.

Christian He went this Friday morning to the Juventus sports center in Turin to say goodbye to his teammates and left the facilities of the Italian club without training after having already reached an agreement with the Manchester City, according to some Italian media.

The Portuguese will leave the Juventus after three seasons, in which he scored 101 goals in 134 games and in which he won an Italian league title, an Italian Cup and a Super Cup.