Lewandowski message sent, Man United get Buendia hope and United told Ronaldo to leave in Manchester United roundup…
Christian Vieri has warned Juventus that “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave and many others will follow him”, which will alert the likes of Manchester United.
The domestic crown has been snatched away by Inter, another early Champions League exit has been suffered and there is now plenty of speculation to suggest that key men – such as five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo – could soon head for the exits in search of a fresh challenge.
Now, amid all the speculation, Vieri believes defeat against Inter this weekend will end top-four ambitions and spark a mass exodus, The former Bianconeri striker told Bobo TV: “For me, Inter will win in Turin and Juventus won’t play in the Champions League next season.
“Without Champions League football, Ronaldo will leave and many others will follow him, Juventus will face a severe financial crisis.
“It will be a dramatic failure and many players will leave.”
Ronaldo has faced much criticism about not helping Juventus win that title and Champions League crown this year, but they simply do not have the good players to help the great achieve his goals.
Any number of teams around the world would be happy to buy into Ronaldo’s ability and profile as he approaches the final 12 months of his current contract, and United are one of those clubs.
They have wanted to sign Ronaldo for many seasons now and as they seek to add a world class striker to the attack to compliment that quality in youth they have, he could be a very good option to sign.
However, we would be shock to see him back in the Premier League, as a move to China or the MLS is much more lucrative. But it will be interesting to see where he ends up if he leave Juventus.
The prospect of selling the likes of Manchester United target Emiliano Buendia “doesn’t scare” Norwich ahead of their return to the Premier League, says the club’s sporting director Stuart Webber.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be hoping to add some fresh faces to his squad in the transfer window and improve on the areas which have been a struggle, and Buendia is a player that has been on the radar of the Red Devils after a very good season.
And amid all the speculation, Webber told BBC Sport: “It might be the end of the journey for some of them, it might be a club comes in that is off the scale.
“One of them may go, maybe two or all three of them will go, who knows – but the facts are that this team isn’t about one or two players.
“For us to be successful in the Premier League it’s going to be how does the squad of 20 do, not if one player performs brilliantly.
“When we sold James Maddison [to Leicester] everyone thought it was the end of the world and then a guy called Emi Buendia turned up – when Ben Godfrey left [for Everton] it was the end of the world and a guy called Ben Gibson turned up, and that’s football.”
Buendia is certainly a player that is ready for that step up to the Premier League, but maybe a move to United is a step too far, right now?
He needs to test himself in the top-flight first as a regular before making a move to a massive club like the Red Devils, where he will be on the bench more often than he would like.
But for the right money, he could be a very goo option for United
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has moved quickly to rubbish any suggestion that Manchester United target Robert Lewandowski will leave the club at the end of the season.
Lewandowski is on the brink of breaking more records this season, as he closes in on 40 Bundesliga goals in 2020-21, but there has been alot of rumours that he could actually leave the club at the end of the season.
United, who will be in need of adding a striker to the attack in the transfer window, are just one of a number of clubs that are reportedly keeping a very close eye on his situation at Bayern, and are ready to make a move should he leave.
However, despite all that speculation, Bayern have no need to consider offloading Lewandowski as the talismanic presence is tied to a contract through to 2023, and Rummenigge says there is no chance of him leaving the Allianz Arena any time soon.
“Sure he stays. Who sells a player that scores 60 goals a year?” Rummenigge, chairman of the executive board at Bayern, told Sport1.
Look, He is showing no sign of slowing down, having hit another 46 goals across all competitions this season, and has spoken of a desire to play on for at least another five years. So the rumours that he could leave have been a shock to see in the media.
He is one of the very best strikers in the game, and Bayern would be silly to let him leave the club. So unless something sensational happens in the summer, United will not be seeing Lewandowski arrive at the club.
But they will need to add a striker to that attack in order to win a trophy or two
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