Arsenal could pull off a heist as they are planning to bring in former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo to the Emirates.
As per Tribal Football, Cristiano Ronaldo could be the subject of interest from Arsenal in the winter transfer window. The 37-year-old might have played his last World Cup match for Portugal against Morocco in the quarter-final and will soon assess his options.
The Gunners have been on a roll, as they have put up a strong display in the Premier League. Mikel Arteta and co. successfully evaded disruption in the first half of the season. But Gabriel Jesus’s injury could pose a threat to Arsenal’s position on the summit of the table.
Jesus had to be operated on after suffering a knee injury in Brazil’s final group-stage game against Cameroon at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. And he will need at least a couple of months before he returns to the pitch for Arsenal.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo could not help Portugal in Qatar, and the former Real Madrid forward will be chalking down a plan for his future correspondence very soon. Having severed his ties with Manchester United, he will be eligible to sign on a free transfer. But his massive wages need to be cut down before initiating any contact with interested suitors.
Saudi Arabian outfit Al Nassr approached the veteran Portuguese attacker with an out-of-the-box offer. But Ronaldo is expected to continue his career in Europe for at least another year.
Arsenal’s fast pressing style would not be a perfect match with Ronaldo, who has lost a significant amount of pace in the twilight period of his career. Still, his goal-scoring ability cannot be questioned, and the north Londoners are in dire need of a prolific attacker.
Ronaldo’s potential arrival to one of the Premier League bigwigs could earn some serious backlash from the Manchester United fanbase. But in professional football, career loyalty often needs to be ditched.
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Some of the leading European clubs have already expressed their inability to afford the player. And the veteran Portuguese superstar might opt to stay in the English top flight to compete for bigger glory in his relatively large career.
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