Yesterday we reported how a certain young, upstart Premier League club named Manchester City were on the verge of signing for the former World Cup winner and three times FIFA World Player of the Year Ronaldo on a free transfer. According to the Catalan daily Sport, Man City and Ronaldo had reached an agreement in which the Brazilian international striker would have signed for City on a free transfer in January (because he’s not fit, not because of the transfer window) on a twelve-year contract that would have earned him a whopping £7million.
But it has now emerged that Ronaldo shall not be joining the ADUG-blessed City side. A club spokesman had admitted that, although in the past City did indeed want to sign the Ronaldo – who was released by AC Milan at end of last season – they have now decided not to pursue the former Barcelona and Real Madrid striker.
The spokesman is quoted as saying: “We had shown a past interest in bringing the player to the football club in the right circumstances and spoke to him and his representatives.
“However, we have chosen not to pursue the matter.”
So, another door slams shut in Ronaldo’s face! Is this the end of the goal machine? Of course, Flamengo are still interested in signing the bulky Brazilian, but if Ronaldo is not on the European football radar then one can safely assume he will slip into the mists of history sooner rather than later.