According to writer Pete O’Rourke, if Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is successful in luring Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to Stamford Bridge, he will “boost the profile” of the club and make “a significant signing for Blues supporters.”
After a £4.25 billion deal was finalised in May, a company led by Boehly obtained control of the west London juggernauts, and he has lost no time in trying to acquire a star player.
A major turn of events occurred last weekend after it was already known that Boehly had spoken with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in an effort to find out whether a transfer to Stamford Bridge may be feasible.
This is due to the revelation that Ronaldo told Manchester United he would like to be free to leave Old Trafford in exchange for a reasonable offer made before to the transfer deadline on September 1.
Despite the Portuguese’s current club’s statement that he is not for sale, it is claimed that Chelsea is now mulling a bid for him.
He wants to play in the Champions League, which Manchester United will not participate in as a result of placing sixth in the Premier League last year, hence he is looking to leave the club.
Ronaldo would apparently be open to moving to Chelsea, but the Blues haven’t decided whether to make a formal offer to Manchester United just yet.
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What has Ronaldo been talked about by Pete O’Rourke?
Ronaldo might not fit Chelsea’s style of play under head coach Thomas Tuchel, in O’Rourke’s opinion.
The writer believes, however, that the £27 million star’s entrance would thrill the fan base and launch Boehly’s reign into high gear.
“Whether he fits into Thomas Tuchel’s ideas and how he sees his squad playing next season, that’s maybe up for argument,” O’Rourke said to GIVEMESPORT.
But if Todd Boehly signs a player like Ronaldo, I believe the club as a whole will benefit.
He would be a significant acquisition for Chelsea supporters as well, which would benefit the new ownership’s start.
Are there any rivals vying to recruit Ronaldo instead of Chelsea?
Given that Ronaldo has won the Ballon d’Or five times, most teams would kill to have a player of his calibre.
Napoli and Bayern Munich, winners of the Bundesliga, have both been mentioned as prospective destinations for the 37-year-old.
Though Manchester United would be eager to retain the 189-cap Portugal international, especially following a season in which he scored 24 goals for them, Chelsea may face more resistance from Ronaldo’s present club.
From the sidelines, Cristiano Ronaldo played every pass and won every header as Portugal won the Euro 2016 championship.
Six years ago, on this day, the Selecao resumed their extraordinary run through the French competition, which had been in danger of being abandoned following three straight draws in the group stages.
Portugal, however, was able to go to the final with thrilling knockout victories against Croatia, Poland, and Wales because to the recently revised structure that enabled third-placed teams to still advance.