𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐜𝐫𝐚𝐳𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐠𝐚 𝐢𝐧 2021 & 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐮𝐩 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝
It’s the end of August 2021 and Cristiano Ronaldo 𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐨𝐨𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐉𝐮𝐯𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐮𝐬 as it doesn’t look like he’s part of Allegri’s plans.
Manchester City were pushing to sign him, really pushing for Cristiano Ronaldo on 24th August 2021, but it was really complicated. [Fabrizio Romano & Lequipe]
Manchester City then offered Ronaldo a 2-year contract [until 2023 the next day]. [Di Marzio]
𝐓𝐡𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲 26𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 2𝐩𝐦 – 𝐍𝐞𝐰𝐬 𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨:
£250,000 a week at the Etihad Stadium, with The Independent reporting that he had 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐮𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐏𝐞𝐩 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐚. Cristiano Ronaldo did not train with Juventus that day.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 1𝐩𝐦 – 𝐀𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐠𝐫𝐢 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐦𝐞𝐝 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐭:
“Cristiano told me that he has no intention of continuing at Juventus. This is why he did not train yesterday. I am absolutely not disappointed. [𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨] 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞.”
𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐬𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐑𝐢𝐨 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐞𝐱𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭:
“Sir Alex Ferguson 𝐰𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐡𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐞 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐬𝐡𝐢𝐫𝐭.
I rang him [Cristiano Ronaldo] straight away, ‘What’s going on? 𝐓𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐦𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠’.
Hopefully somethings unravel before the end of the transfer window and Manchester United get what they are looking for.”
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 1:30𝐩𝐦 – 𝐎𝐥𝐞 𝐆𝐮𝐧𝐧𝐚𝐫 𝐒𝐨𝐥𝐬𝐤𝐣𝐚𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨’𝐬 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧:
“We’ve always had a good communication. Bruno’s been talking to him as well and 𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐰𝐞 𝐟𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐢𝐦. If he was ever gonna move away from Juventus 𝐡𝐞 [𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨] 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐰𝐞’𝐫𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞.”
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 2𝐩𝐦 – 𝐆𝐥𝐚𝐳𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐞𝐲𝐞 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 𝐦𝐨𝐯𝐞: Manchester United owners the Glazer family decided to attempt 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐢𝐣𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨’𝐬 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐟𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐌𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 2:45𝐩𝐦 – 𝐒𝐢𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐤𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨:
The legendary United manager reportedly reached out to Ronaldo on Friday morning to persuade him not to join City.
15 𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐮𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫, 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞’𝐬 𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐞 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐮𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 3𝐩𝐦 – 𝐌𝐚𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨:
Man City confirmed that their move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐢𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 just nine hours after it was presumed a ‘done deal’.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 4𝐩𝐦 – 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚 ‘𝐝𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥’:
Man United formally offer the €25million Juventus were asking for 𝐭𝐨 𝐛𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨 𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐓𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐝 and the forward opened advanced talks with his former club.
𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲 27𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭, 4:50𝐩𝐦 – 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐧𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐚 𝐝𝐞𝐚𝐥 𝐡𝐚𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐞𝐝:
Man United agree deal for 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐂𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐑𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐝𝐨 and make a public announcement.
Cristiano’s mom Dolores Aveiro revealed what she had discussed with her son:
“They talked a lot about Man City, but Cristiano called me and said, ‘Mom, don’t worry about what they say because 𝐈’𝐦 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐔𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝…’”
𝐎𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐒𝐢𝐫 𝐀𝐥𝐞𝐱 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐨𝐧 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠.