Corinthians intends to present a proposal for Cristiano Ronaldo, who terminated with Manchester United during the first week of the World Cup in Qatar.
The club works in silence and will not confirm, publicly, the desire to have the Portuguese striker with the alvinegra shirt for fear of the expectation that can be created and, perhaps, frustrated in the fans.
The board’s speech will only change if an eventual proposal, in fact, is put on paper.
Gazeta Esportiva found that President Duilio Monteiro Alves is talking to people in search of the viability of this project.
The Corinthian representative has two important assets: Ronaldo Fenômeno and Nike. With the help of the former striker and personal friend and the American company, former partner and sponsor of the club and the two Ronaldos, Timão hopes to prospect investors to then have an offer to present.
How to pay?
Corinthians will not venture without first having the assurance of partners willing to participate in this action. Therefore, at the moment, what we have in practice are: the club’s desire and consultations with the market.
Despite the high investment that would have to be made, Corinthians understands that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo, if done safely and with guarantees, would bring a financial and media return, especially on social networks, similar to or even greater than what was had when Fenômeno was hired, in addition to the confidence that, technically, CR7 would be a player above any other on Brazilian soil.
Corinthians knows that it will have strong competition, including from Flamengo, but mainly from Europe, with emphasis on Sporting, which has the affective appeal of being the club that formed the Portuguese striker and may be his destiny at the end of his career.
Even so, Timão understands that he cannot stop trying. Until the end of the World Cup, many efforts will be concentrated in this direction. Incidentally, no contact with Cristiano Ronaldo will be made before the end of Portugal’s participation in the World Cup in Qatar.
It is worth remembering that, at the beginning of this year, some names appeared on the Corinthians radar, cases of Edinson Cavani and Luís Suárez and even the Brazilian naturalized Spanish Diego Costa. In August of this year, the “interest” in CR7 had already been revealed by Duilio in a podcast.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United terminated the contract by mutual agreement on the 22nd, after a second turbulent spell at Old Trafford. In recent months, he has slammed manager Erik Ten Hag, come off the bench before games were over and criticized the board.
In the two passages, there were 145 goals in 346 matches, in addition to having won his first Champions League there and his first Golden Ball – today, there are five.
He still has an extensive and victorious history at Real Madrid, with four Champions won, in addition to other titles, and a spell at Juventus, where he was unable to repeat the same performance. Ronaldo started his career at Sporting, Portugal.
At the age of 37, he is free on the market, that is, he can join any club free of charge, but his high salary is a decisive obstacle to his signing in other markets: it is estimated that his payment is around 2.5 million euros euros per week (R$ 14 million).
In this World Cup, probably the last in his career, he has scored a goal, from a penalty, in the 3-2 victory over Ghana. With the mark, he became the first player in history to score in five editions of the Cup.