Napoli has ruled out signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United in the winter window.
Cristiano Ronaldo gave up training this summer for a transfer but ultimately failed to do so. In return, the Portuguese have only started 10 times for United so far, scoring two goals, and tensions between him and Ten Hag have intensified. There are various signs that Ronaldo is looking to leave the team in the winter window and is open to joining Napoli.
However, Napoli director Gene Tory politely denied the rumors. “We won’t sign any players in January, we don’t need to change anything in the squad,” he confirmed to DAZN. “We’ve done a great job, we don’t have any signing plans at the moment.”
Napoli is not alone. Earlier this week, Ronaldo’s multi-year Sporting CP admitted they could not sign Ronaldo.
When asked a few days ago about the possibility of Ronaldo’s return, Sporting CP coach Amorim said, “Ronaldo is a Manchester United player. Everyone at Sporting CP dreams of Ronaldo’s return, but we can’t pay his wages. I think he It’s been a good time in Manchester, it’s just that there aren’t many games at the moment.”
According to several British media reports, Manchester United’s current intention is to keep Ronaldo, and Ten Hag believes that the player can still play a role in the team.
Ronaldo’s current contract expires in June next year, although Manchester United has the option to activate his extension option. Under the contract, the option will keep Ronaldo at United until June 2024, when the player turns 39.