The story of transfers surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has reached new heights as the story appears to have been turned upside down once again.
Portuguese was heavily involved in the move to Paris Saint-Germain at the start of the international month, only to lead the apparent race to sign the Manchester City player.
However, in the polar center of Man City on Friday afternoon, Manchester United suddenly became the favorite to sign Ronaldo.
So where will the Juventus striker end up by the end of the summer transfer window?
Will he continue to join Man City?
While it was certain that Ronaldo would sign a deal with Man City on Friday and complete a move to the Premier League champions, the story has now changed rapidly.
At a press conference that day, Pep Guardiola hinted for the first time that the move was “far away” and that the player would eventually decide where to end.
“Cristiano was at Juventus, I think a Juventus player. Only I can say that in this three or four days left in the transfer window everything can happen.
“In my personal view there are few players, Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi included, that they decide where they are going to play.
“They are the absolutely leading role in the negotiations and the desire of where they want to play.
“In that position, right now I’m more than delighted with the squad we have and we’ll stay the same.”
Following the press conference, the news came out when the BBC and the Daily Mail reported that City had denied the Juventus striker the opportunity to sign and that he would be transferred to another club.
Now, will Ronaldo sign for Man Utd?
Recent reports have made it so interesting that the English media began to report that Ronaldo would join Manchester United.
Ronaldo told media reporters on Friday before Ole Gunnar Solskjaer told that he had made “Man Utd manager” with a smile and a smile on his face before leaving for Lisbon.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is probably the greatest player of all time with [Lionel] Messi. I didn’t think Ronaldo would leave Juventus,” said the Man Utd manager in his media briefing.
“There has been speculation. We have always had good communication.
“He knows what we feel about him. If he is going to move he knows we are here.”
The 36-year-old now looks set to return to United instead of signing for the club’s historic rivals.