Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a ludicrous free transfer move to Liverpool.
According to Spanish source AS (via Liverpool Echo), Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp would welcome the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, and the former Manchester United striker would be interested in joining the Anfield club due to their UEFA Champions League status.
Man United and Ronaldo parted ways following a mutual agreement to terminate the contract, and there has been much speculation as to where the 37-year-old may wind up next. The report mentions a number of clubs, but the inclusion of Liverpool is astounding.
Ever since Ronaldo gave that infamous interview with Piers Morgan in which he hit out at Manchester United, the club, the hierarchy, the facilities, and also managers like Erik ten Hag and Ralf Rangnick, it always seemed like his end in a Red Devils shirt had arrived.
Despite the fact that he is a free agent, associating him with Liverpool seems inappropriate for a variety of reasons. To begin with, a Manchester United legend – which Ronaldo unquestionably is – playing for Liverpool is unusual.
Liverpool is not in a position where signing a striker is an absolute must. They have three choices in that position, thus they are well stocked. Darwin Nunez, Robert Firmino, and Diogo Jota are all legitimate midfield alternatives.
The Reds have a fundamentally different philosophy when it comes to transfer windows and the types of players they want to invest in. Even though Ronaldo is a free agent, his demands will wreck Liverpool’s well-maintained pay structure, and the club will never agree to anything like that.
When quizzed sometime back about Man United signing Ronaldo, Jurgen Klopp said that Liverpool doesn’t do short-term signings. It is hard to imagine that he will consider the 37-year-old, especially with no necessity for a short-term fix.
Ronaldo is being linked with a move to Liverpool for a variety of reasons. The 37-year-old will want to play for a big European club, and Liverpool is one of the finest in the world, as well as a Champions League participant.
Regardless, it appears unlikely that the Reds will sign Cristiano Ronaldo. This trade is unlikely to happen, and the sportpage has correctly labeled it as a ‘ridiculous’ rumor.