Ronaldo to Manchester City: deal done in 24 hours

Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly decided to leave Juventus to join Manchester City, and the deal could be completed in 24 hours.

The reports of Ronaldo and Juventus parting ways has shocked the world of football, but not because the Portugal captain has decided to leave the Bianconeri.

Ronaldo was linked with a move away from Turin all summer, but a move to City was not expected, especially due to the player’s ties Manchester United.

La Gazzetta dello Sport reports Manchester City need to offer €24m to secure the 36-year-old’s signature this summer and agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly on a mission to convince the Citizens of investing.

Coach Pep Guardiola must then give the green light for Ronaldo’s arrival at the Etihad Stadium, whilst Sky Sport Italia reports the Portugal captain has arrived at Continassa this morning.

Ronaldo arrived around 8.20am UK time and crossed the gates of the sports centre on what seems to be the decisive day for his farewell.

The broadcaster reveals Ronaldo has an agreement with City, but Mendes needs to bring back the right offer to get the go ahead from the directors at Juventus.

Juventus are currently working on possible replacements, with Mino Raiola at Continassa yesterday to discuss a potential return for Moise Kean. Gianluca Scamacca and Giacomo Raspadori have also been mentioned as possible targets.