Paper Talk: Ronaldo has spectacular Man Utd reunion in sight as Juventus doubts grow

Date published: Tuesday 27th April 2021 8:44 - Jonny Whitfield

Cristiano Ronaldo Fiorentina v Juventus April 2021

Cristiano Ronaldo begins to ponder a massive transfer back to Man Utd, while Joel Glazer risks more wrath with Red Devils fans – both in all the latest Paper Talk.

RONALDO CONSIDERS MAN UTD MOVE

Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a summer move to Manchester United as doubts over his future at Juventus grow, a report claims.

Arguably the world’s best player, the Portuguese has entered the twilight of his career at the age of 36. However, he has continued to prove his talents since his move to Italy in 2018. Indeed, he has netted 25 goals in 29 Serie A games this season, scoring 32 in 39 matches in all competitions.

Nevertheless, doubt has emerged over whether he will be in Turin next season.

Previous reports have touted that a move elsewhere could be on the cards this summer, with United also named as a potential destination.

According to Tuttosport, though, Ronaldo himself has begun considering a move to Old Trafford.

He will look to move on if Juventus fail to qualify for next season’s Champions League; the Old Lady sit in fourth in Serie A, but are only ahead of fifth-placed AC Milan on goal difference.

What’s more, they have dropped seven points in their last six games and still have to play Milan and leaders Inter before the end of the season.

For their part, Juve will not be able to afford Ronaldo’s astronomical wages if they drop out of Europe’s premier competition.

In any case, Ronaldo does not want to be a bystander after winning the Champions League five times.

The Portugal international also has Paris Saint-Germain in his sights, should he decide to move on.


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AND THE REST FROM PAPER TALK

Manchester United co-owner Joel Glazer will skip a fan forum on Zoom scheduled for Friday morning. That is despite the American promising better communication after the European Super League fiasco. (The Sun)

Meanwhile, United have trebled the security at their training base amid fears of more anti-Glazer protests. (Daily Mail)

Sir Alex Ferguson has been tipped to play a role in Manchester United’s search for a new executive vice-chairman following Ed Woodward’s announcement he is standing down. (Daily Mirror)

Manchester City centre-back John Stones is in line for a huge new contract after his revival this season. Indeed, he will earn up to £39million with his new terms. (The Sun)

The EFL will ask the Premier League for the tens of millions it has saved thanks to the promotions of Watford and Norwich City. (Daily Mail)

ARSENAL LINE UP NEW CONTRACT

Emile Smith Rowe Arsenal tracksuit

Arsenal have made a new contract for Emile Smith Rowe, 20, a priority. (The Athletic)

Netherlands legend Marco van Basten has urged Hakim Ziyech to quit Chelsea. (The Sun)

Liverpool attacker Xherdan Shaqiri wants to leave Anfield this summer to find more game time. (Football Insider)

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has hailed City counterpart Pep Guardiola as the best coach in the world. The pair meet in the Champions League semi-finals this week. (Daily Mail)

TOTTENHAM EYE AJAX BOSS

Erik Ten Hag Young Boys v Ajax March 2021

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has pushed Erik Ten Hag up his shortlist to replace Jose Mourinho. (Daily Telegraph)

Spotify founder Daniel Ek could launch a takeover move at Arsenal in the coming days. (Daily Express)

What’s more, he has enlisted the help of three Arsenal invincibles in his bid to oust Stan Kroenke. (Daily Telegraph)

Rangers will offer KV Oostende striker Fashion Sakala a four-year deal to get him to move to Ibrox. (Daily Record)

LEICESTER EYE PSV STARLET

Noni Madueke PSV

Leicester are among the clubs looking at a swoop for PSV starlet and former Tottenham youth player Noni Madueke. (Daily Mail)

Everton are leading the race to sign Metz midfielder Pape Sarr. However, Man Utd are among the other clubs keen on the Senegal international’s signature. (Daily Mail)

Leeds are set to open talks over a new deal for Northern Ireland international Stuart Dallas. (Football Insider)

 

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