Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to play for Man City

Cristiano Ronaldo agrees personal terms to play for Man City

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Manchester City after talks for Harry Kane broke down

Cristiano Ronaldo’s reported move to Manchester City has sped up exponentially over the last 24 hours – with certain reports now claiming that the Portuguese superstar has agreed personal terms with Pep Guardiola’s men.

A move for Ronaldo was rumoured after the Citizens’ £128million bid for Harry Kane was turned down, with Spurs chief Daniel Levy wanting a guaranteed £150m – and after strong links  with the ex-United man, Spanish outlet AS have claimed that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has agreed to move to City in a striker role under Pep Guardiola.

The outlet claims that Ronaldo has agreed terms, and all that is left is for the clubs to agree a fee – with the Turin-based outfit demanding £28m for his services.

Having paid £88m for the Portugal international just three years ago, it appears that Juventus are desperate more than anything to get him off the wage bill – especially after he surprisingly didn’t start against Udinese last Sunday.

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Whether City stump up that fee will most likely run right down to the transfer deadline on Tuesday evening, although there are promising signs that City will indeed sign a striker this summer.

The report states that City have agreed a deal with Ronaldo until 2023, giving the United legend two years to weave his magic at the Etihad.

It is reported that Ronaldo would earn £12.8m (€15m) after tax per season – which would likely mean that his wage will be around the £500,000 per week mark, breaking the Premier League record of David de Gea’s reported £375,000

With Sergio Aguero having left for Barcelona over the summer following the expiration of his contract, there is a void at the spearhead of City’s attack – which Ronaldo will look to fulfil with his attacking prowess.

And with Gabriel Jesus not being as prolific up front as Guardiola would have liked, a striker is now necessary before Tuesday’s deadline.

Credit: www.express.co.uk

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