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Non-league side make 'official approach' to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after Man United exit, offer him £35-per-week wages

Adnan Riaz

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Non-league side make 'official approach' to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after Man United exit, offer him £35-per-week wages

A non-league side has made an audacious approach to sign Cristiano Ronaldo after his contract with Manchester United was mutually terminated.

United on Tuesday issued a club statement to confirm that the 37-year-old Ronaldo would leave Old Trafford with “immediate effect.”

Ronaldo launched a scathing attack on United owners the Glazers in an explosive interview with Piers Morgan, as well as criticising Red Devils manager Erik ten Hag.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is now a free agent, has linked up with his Portugal teammates ahead of their World Cup opener against Ghana on Thursday.

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Following his appearance in his fifth World Cup tournament, Ronaldo will be on the hunt for a new club and boyhood side Sporting CP are the favourites to re-sign him.

However, non-league side AFC Crewe has pounced on the news of Ronaldo’s exit from Old Trafford and confirmed they have made an “official approach.”

AFC Crewe are prepared to offer up a one-year deal for Ronaldo and are ready to make him their highest-paid player with £35-per-week wages.

“We can confirm that the club has made an official approach to sign free agent Cristiano Ronaldo @Cristiano [sic] on a one-year deal,” the club tweeted.

“Should Cristiano accept the offer, he would become AFC Crewe’s highest-paid player, taking home £35 per week.”

Ashton United, on the other hand, hilariously took to Twitter to distance themselves over a potential move for former United superstar Ronaldo.

The non-League side grabbed major headlines last week after approaching Manchester City with a 28-day loan offer for star striker Erling Haaland.

“Despite reports on social media, [Ashton United] can confirm that no approach has or will be made for Cristiano Ronaldo following his release from [Man United],” Ashton United tweeted.

“The club will be making no further comment.”

Ronaldo broke his silence after his Old Trafford exit and insisted that now was the “right time to seek a new challenge,” as well as expressing his love for United and the fans.

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“Following talks with Manchester United, we’ve mutually agreed to end our contract,” reads the statement.

“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change.

“It feels like the right time to seek a new challenge. I wish Man Utd all the best.”

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Premier League, England, Football

Adnan Riaz
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