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‘No coach would say no,’ Napoli coach Luciano Spalleti breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo transfer 

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‘No coach would say no,’ Napoli coach Luciano Spalleti breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo transfer 

Napoli coach Luciano Spalleti has responded to reports that Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is interested in joining the Serie A club.

As the season progresses, Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford remains uncertain.

There have been rumours that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will return to Italy, this time to play for Napoli.

Napoli are willing to sell striker Victor Osimhen to Manchester United for a fee of £100 million, according to Gianluca Di Margio. 

They can then loan out the Portuguese legend, with United covering a large portion of his salary.

Spaletti told reporters ahead of his team’s Serie A match against Fiorentina that any coach in the world would be interested in working with Ronaldo. According to the 63-year-old (sportsmole.co.uk):

“If you’re asking me if I’d like to work with Ronaldo, I tell you no coach would say no to that. However, if we go into those areas, the journalists like to fill in for themselves, then as Osimhen’s agent said, there are no negotiations.”

However, he noted that no bid is currently on the table, and with only a few days left in the transfer window, a move may be unlikely.

“Speaking to (President Aurelio) De Laurentiis, he told me that he received no offer, so let’s remain as realistic as possible here and take into consideration only things that could happen. There are only a few days left in the transfer window, it seems unlikely that could go through. There is nothing concrete at the moment.”

Spaletti stated that both Osimhen and Ronaldo are match winners, adding:

“It wouldn’t be a swap, it would be two different signings, in that case. One of the two can turn a game by himself. But in any case, at the moment, we should not consider things that won’t help us pick up three points in Florence.”

Erik ten Hag left Cristiano Ronaldo out of Manchester United’s starting XI for the second game in a row, fielding an unchanged lineup from his team’s win over Liverpool.

In the 68th minute, CR7 came on as a substitute to replace Jadon Sancho. He couldn’t, however, locate the back of the net. This season, the 37-year-old has yet to score for United.

‘No coach would say no,’ Napoli coach Luciano Spalleti breaks silence on Cristiano Ronaldo transfer 

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