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Financial specialist Kieran Maguire is of the opinion that Newcastle United might procure former Manchester United luminary Cristiano Ronaldo from Al Nassr in January.
ronaldo He had stints at Real Madrid and Juventus before coming back to the Premier League for a second stint at Man Utd prior to the 2021/22 season.
The Portugal national excelled in his first season at Man Utd at an individual level, amassing 24 goals in 38 appearances across all competitions.
The 38-year-old had a falling out with Eric ten Hag last year and there was tension between the player and the club as he departed by mutual agreement before the 2023 January transfer window.
Ronaldo was linked with clubs throughout Europe before joining Saudi Pro League outfit Al Nassr. Since joining the Middle East club, he has scored 29 goals and provided 11 assists in 35 appearances across all competitions.
newcastle They are currently in a vulnerable position as multiple key players have been sidelined and have been associated with former Wolves midfielder Ruben Neves, who is now with Al Hilal.
The agreement could pave the way for further signings by Newcastle from Saudi Pro League clubs, which are also backed by the Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Newcastle’s possible impact as Premier League clubs ‘vote to prohibit loan agreements between affiliated clubs’ However, Maguire has proposed that they could bring in Ronaldo for Eddie Howe’s team.
“I believe we may be edging towards a very intriguing period in January,” Maguire stated via the Price of Football podcast, with Newcastle potentially borrowing players from the Saudi Pro League to boost their squad for the latter part of the season. Is indicating.”
“Newcastle are currently on top form, playing impressive football with the current squad, but Ronaldo, (Karim) Benzema, had he not injured his knee, Neymar and others. There are some quality players there.”
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Although Ronaldo’s prospects of joining Newcastle seem slim at this stage, they have a better chance of securing Ryan Cherki from Ligue U outfit Lyon, as reported by football insider.
Lyon could demand £30-40million for Newcastle United target Ryan Cherky in 2024, sources tell Football Insider.
‘Football Insider disclosed on Monday (6 November) that the Magpies and Man United are keeping tabs on the 20-year-old.
‘A reliable source revealed that both sides consider Cherky to be a shrewd signing and view him as a “potential star in the making”.
‘Sources have also informed Football Insider (8 November) that long-time admirers Chelsea could enter the race for the Frenchman’s signature despite having a well-rounded attacking midfield.’
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