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Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Has Already Delivered Cristiano Ronaldo Verdict Amid Todd Boehly’s Meeting With Super Agent

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Chelsea Boss Thomas Tuchel Has Already Delivered Cristiano Ronaldo Verdict Amid Todd Boehly’s Meeting With Super Agent

Thomas Tuchel has already delivered his verdict on Chelsea-linked Cristiano Ronaldo.

Latest reports have revealed that Blues co-owner Todd Boehly met with super agent Jorge Mendes, with the potential transfer of Ronaldo to Chelsea being discussed.

Ronaldo netted 18 goals in the Premier League last season as Manchester United missed out on Champions League football.

With Romelu Lukaku set to depart on loan to Inter Milan this summer, Chelsea are in the market for a replacement.

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Chelsea after Todd Boehly met with his agent.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Chelsea after Todd Boehly met with his agent.

When asked about the potential of Ronaldo returning to the Premier League, back when he was still a Juventus player, Tuchel admitted it would make his life tougher.

Tuchel joked: "I don’t think it’s good if he plays for any of our rivals!

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"If he ends up in the Premier League, it’s good for the Premier League and shows how competitive and how difficult this league is.

"At the same time it will make life harder for us."

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Tuchel did not stop there in his discussion of Ronaldo, as he was once again asked about the Portugal star when his return to Manchester United was confirmed last summer. 

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“Cristiano Ronaldo's arrival in the Premier League is good for the league, but it is bad for us,” Tuchel admitted.

The German continued to back the forward to be a success, which he was in his first season.

He continued: "I think he will have a huge impact. He is a true champion and has proved at any level, in any year, he can perform at outstanding levels. And don't forget, he will have an impact every day with the group, it's not just goals and assists.

“You ask me about it, which is fair enough. I think he will have a huge impact because he is a champion, a true champion. He has proved on any level in any year that he can perform on outstanding levels.

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"Cristiano leads by example and makes things more complicated for us! Very exciting, we will not change our ambitions because of that."

Thomas Tuchel watches Cristiano Ronaldo as Borussia Dortmund faced Real Madrid. (Alamy)
Thomas Tuchel watches Cristiano Ronaldo as Borussia Dortmund faced Real Madrid. (Alamy)

The Blues didn’t change their ambitions, as Tuchel promised, going on to lift the Club World Cup and UEFA Super Cup, as well as reaching both domestic finals. 

Finally, Tuchel admitted that his Chelsea players could learn from Ronaldo after the 37-year-old scored an equaliser against his side at Old Trafford last season.

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Sending a message to his forwards, who were wasteful during the match against United, Tuchel said: "I think many players can look up to the quality, attitude and career of Ronaldo."

It remains to be seen as to whether Chelsea will pursue a deal for Ronaldo this summer, but judging from Tuchel’s previous comments, he is certainly a fan of the Manchester United star.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Chelsea, Thomas Tuchel, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Football, Premier League

Nick Emms
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