Newcastle United are not interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Fabrizio Romano.
What’s the latest Newcastle United transfer news?
After his release from Manchester United, the world awaits to see Ronaldo’s next move.
Even at the age of 37, the legendary Portugal forward remains one of the biggest stars in the game, albeit a more divisive figure than ever before. While Ronaldo proved last season he remains a prolific goalscorer at an elite level, questions remain as to whether or not teams are better with him or without him.
Perhaps unsurprisingly given the nature of their backing, Newcastle have been touted as a potential landing spot. Portuguese outlet Record (via Sport Witness) suggested the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward is studying an offer from St James’ Park, with the player now free of his contract at United and able to join any club on a free transfer.
Still, Romano has played that down.
What has been said about Ronaldo and Newcastle?
Taking to Twitter, the noted transfer insider wrote: “There are no negotiations ongoing for Cristiano Ronaldo to join Newcastle, despite rumours. Been told talks are not taking place as things stand.”
Would Newcastle seriously sign Ronaldo?
Signing Ronaldo would not at all be in keeping with the recruitment policy at Newcastle since the takeover. In fact, it seems like the kind of move people outside the club have either wanted or expected the new owners to make, rather than a logical suggestion based on the thinking they’ve shown so far.
Newcastle’s recruitment since the takeover has been praised. With Eddie Howe keen on keeping the wage structure in tact, the club have raised the level of the team, seemingly without introducing too much in the way of ego in the process.
To risk doing that on a player approaching 40 reportedly on a wage of £480k-per-week at his previous club (and that’s without even taking into account the circus that comes with Ronaldo) would seem so out of character.