Corinthians president Duilio Monteiro Alves has provided a solution to Cristiano Ronaldo’s difficulties in finding his next club. Ronaldo has long decided to leave Manchester United due to lack of Champions League football and is since searching a new club.
Alves has now publicly confessed his ambitious plans to land the Portuguese star at the Brazilian club. Ronaldo returned to United last summer from Juventus in a dramatic turn of events as he was almost on his way to join Manchester City. The 37-year-old once again demonstrated his peak qualities last season, bagging 24 goals in 38 games across all competitions for the Red Devils.
‘I dream big’ says Corinthians president on Cristiano Ronaldo links
While Cristiano did prove his mettle with United last season, he was still unable to help them finish in the top four. Moreover, the arrivals of Raphael Varane and Jadon Sancho last summer along with Ronaldo couldn’t avoid them from falling behind Tottenham and Arsenal to a sixth place finish.
The Red Devils did salvage a berth in the Europa League, which Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t fancy playing. The all-time top scorer of Champions League want to continue to brace the competition and has hence contacted almost half-a-dozen clubs to make a switch.
His agent Jorge Mendes has held talks with Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG, Napoli and both the Madrid clubs in order to broker a deal for his client. However, to their disappointment none of them have shown concrete interest in landing the global superstar.
Meanwhile, Corinthians president has dreamt about signing the Portugal captain this summer. Duilio Monteiro Alves, while speaking to Ulissescast via Mundo Deportivo said, “It’s true, I dream big [about signing Cristiano Ronaldo]. This is Corinthians! Aren’t Willian and Renato Augusto here? In football everything is possible and I have the obligation to give my best for Corinthians.”
As evident, the president cited the signings of former Premier League winner with Chelsea, Willian and Bayer Leverkusen midfielder Renato Augusto. Alves believes they can lure Cristiano Ronaldo as well like Willian and Augusto to Brazil.
Alves further added, “Is it possible? I don’t know. We didn’t try, we didn’t investigate, there was no such possibility, but we are keeping an eye on him. Imagine that he suddenly wants to play in Brazil..”
While the Corinthians president sounds confident of pulling-off the miracle, it is highly unlikely Cristiano Ronaldo lands in Brazil to play for them. The forward has been stubborn on playing in the Champions League and is expected to stay in Europe for at least another couple of years.