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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man City move failed after ‘Raheem Sterling’s Barcelona move collapsed’

Marcus Chan

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man City move failed after ‘Raheem Sterling’s Barcelona move collapsed’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential move to Manchester City reportedly collapsed after Raheem Sterling failed to agree on a move to Barcelona.

Back in the summer of 2021, the world waited in anticipation to find out Ronaldo’s new club after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner expressed his desire to leave Serie A giants Juventus.

Many clubs were linked with a move for the Portugal legend including Manchester clubs City and United.

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According to reports in Spain, Ronaldo’s move to City failed to materialise after Sterling couldn’t agree terms on a move to La Liga side Barcelona.

Spanish news outlet El Mundo also stated that City boss Pep Guardiola was not opposed to having Ronaldo as part of his squad.

Eventually, Ronaldo decided to make a sensational return to Old Trafford by signing for United.

The Portuguese legend delighted the Old Trafford crowd by scoring twice in his first game back against Newcastle United. He went on to score 18 Premier League goals but couldn’t help United finish in the Champions League spaces.

In the 22/23 season, Ronaldo’s relationship with United turned bitterly sour after his explosive tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, on which he blasted the club, former manager Ralf Rangnick, current boss Erik ten Hag and ex-teammates Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville.

As a result, his contract was mutually terminated in November. Earlier this month, it was confirmed that Ronaldo had signed for Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

Upon joining the club, he said: “I did my mission in Europe well and achieved everything. Now it's time for a new challenge in Asia.

“Al-Nassr Club gave me the opportunity to go through a new experience and to be a source of inspiration for the current and future generations.”

Ronaldo scored twice whilst playing for the Riyadh XI in a friendly against Paris Saint Germain but failed to find the back of the net on his official A Nassr debut on Sunday.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Football, Manchester City, Manchester United, Raheem Sterling, Barcelona

Marcus Chan
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