Tuesday, February 7, 2023

Chelsea manager Graham Potter in agreement with Thomas Tuchel over Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

Chelsea manager Graham Potter in agreement with Thomas Tuchel over Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

According to sources, Chelsea manager Graham Potter has no interest in recruiting Cristiano Ronaldo since he does not fit the profile of the present project at Stamford Bridge.

Following a dramatic interview with Piers Morgan in which he appeared to burn his remaining bridges at Old Trafford, the 37-year-old veteran is expected to embark on a new challenge in January.

Ronaldo has been looking for a way out of the club ever since he attempted to leave during the summer transfer window.

The superagent Jorge Mendes offered the Portuguese superstar to a multitude of clubs, including Chelsea, Napoli, Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, and Barcelona, before he ultimately decided to remain with his current team.

Todd Boehly was eager to bring Ronaldo to west London after meeting with Mendes in Lisbon, but Thomas Tuchel was opposed to the notion. This was one of several disagreements between the two individuals.

Later, just after the transfer window ended, Tuchel was fired and replaced with Potter, the former head coach of Brighton.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner could be available on a free transfer in January. However, it now looks that Potter is also in agreement that Chelsea should avoid signing him.

The English coach is attempting to construct a young and dynamic team, therefore Ronaldo would not fit into his plans.

It is said that Boehly admires Ronaldo and would be interested in the commercial advantages of signing the superstar.

Even if they are presented with the opportunity to sign the forward again, it is quite improbable that Chelsea will sign CR7. The Blues are in need of additional offensive firepower.

Prior to last month’s 1-1 game at Stamford Bridge, Potter refused to answer any queries regarding the possibility of signing Ronaldo.

When questioned about a possible transfer for the striker, he stated: “We can spend all day asking these questions and I am not going to speak about anyone else. I’ve got respect for anyone you mention or anyone that anyone else mentions, but if they’re not our players I don’t speak about them.”

Despite his current stance, Potter previously complimented Ronaldo when the Portuguese scored a goal in a 2-0 win over his former Brighton team.

“You run out of superlatives in terms of what he’s achieved in his career and the player that he is,” Potter said of Ronaldo.

“He’s had an absolutely amazing career, world-class. Out-of-this-world-class. There’s nothing else to say about that. Too often we zoom into individuals and forget that it’s a team game.”

Manchester United is reportedly seeking legal counsel as they consider terminating Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.

Monday, the club issued the following statement: “Manchester United notes the media coverage regarding an interview by Cristiano Ronaldo.

“The club will consider its response after the full facts have been established.

“Our focus remains on preparing for the second half of the season and continuing the momentum, belief and togetherness being built among the players, manager, staff, and fans.”

Chelsea manager Graham Potter in agreement with Thomas Tuchel over Cristiano Ronaldo transfer

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