Federico Cherubini, Juventus’ sporting director, admitted that Manchester City wanted to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, but did not want to pay a penny.
The Portuguese international left the Italian team in the summer transfers, and returned to his former club, Manchester United, in a deal that amounted to 15 million euros, in addition to 8 million euros in variables.
Ronaldo, 36, scored 101 goals in 134 games with Juventus in the past three seasons, but he asked to leave the club in the last week of the last summer transfers.
In statements to the Italian “Toto Sport” website, Federico Cherubini revealed that there were talks between Manchester City and Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, but he could not reach an agreement with Juventus, because the Premier League champions did not want to pay a penny to sign the striker. .
And he added: Manchester United acted differently, as a club with traditions, and in turn we could not force Ronaldo to stay because of the way he spoke to us at Juventus, and we respect the Portuguese striker, but I agree with the club president, that Juventus made players, coaches and greats, and the club is more important than Anything.