Sensation in the making? Agent Ronaldo dines with Laporta

Tuesday, July 5, 2022 at 4:59 PM• Jordi Tomasowa • Last update: 17:02

Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, and Barcelona president Joan Laporta had dinner together Monday night. The Portuguese players’ agent has an impressive client portfolio and ASH know that players like Rúben Neves, Rafael Leão and Bernardo Silva have been discussed, but that the possible arrival of Ronaldo to Barcelona has also been discussed. Ronaldo is disappointed in the lack of decisiveness of the Red Devils during the current transfer window and he has reportedly informed United that he wants to leave.

ASH writes that Laporta also looked at the possibility of bringing Ronaldo to Barcelona last summer. However, the poor financial situation the Catalans found themselves in at the time prevented him from making any serious attempt to bring Ronaldo to the Camp Nou. In the end, the 189-time Portuguese international left Juventus for United on the last day of the summer transfer window for fifteen million euros excluding bonuses.

Ronaldo was due to start United’s season preparations on Monday and enter into talks with manager Erik ten Hag, but the 37-year-old attacker was absent from training, with English media and transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano citing “family circumstances” as the reason. United finished in a disappointing sixth place last season, qualifying the club only for the Europa League. However, Ronaldo still has the desire to be active in the Champions League. Bayern Munich and Chelsea, as well as AS Roma and Napoli have been linked with him in recent days.

The name of Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have been the subject of almost the entire Laporta-Mendes encounter, although Silva (Manchester City), Ruben Neves (Wolverhampton Wanderers) and Rafa Leao (AC Milan) from Mendes’ client base have been identified by Laporta as potential reinforcements. being seen. Laporta and Barcelona mainly dream about Silva’s arrival, but the playmaker can only leave City for €100m, which is currently far too much for Barca.


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