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Manchester United wanted to swap Cristiano Ronaldo for this player

The summer transfer window for the Red Devils was full of rumours and stellar moves.

By Harry Smith

The summer transfer window for the Red Devils was full of rumours and stellar moves.
The summer transfer window for the Red Devils was full of rumours and stellar moves.
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It is a reality that Man Utd want to get out of the sporting crisis they are living, there are already many seasons where they have not won an important championship, despite being a team that is constantly investing it has not been reflected in the results, the objectives have not been met in many ways, they have been far from the version that is expected by the directors of the Old Trafford club.

Cristiano Ronaldo's summer was full of controversy, the player forced his way out of the club to go and play for a team that had qualified for the group stage of the Champions League, in which the 37-year-old is the all-time top scorer in the European competition, and wanted to continue adding achievements in the most important tournament at club level, he could not find a place in another team in the end.

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He had to stay and arrived with a lot of friction to rejoin training at Carrington, where he would arrive without rhythm of play, and with an important absence in the team's pre-season, more complicated was because there was a new coach and he wanted to show his players how they were going to play in the season, he recently commented that Cristiano arrived out of rhythm.

In the midst of this crisis of the institution with the Portuguese striker, there were a couple of negotiations to see if there were teams interested in making a trade, at the time Napoli were offered a transfer of their iconic star for the Nigerian striker, Victor Osimhen, who is one of the best players in Serie A, but the Neapolitan striker was not interested in leaving the project he had in Italy.

“We have been very clear this summer after the rumours, he wanted to stay”

The Nigerian player was thinking exclusively in the plans that Napoli had, he is an essential player in the Italian team, that is why he was not interested in listening to the proposal that the Red Devils had. Cristiano Ronaldo and Man Utd could have negotiated with Napoli to bring the Portuguese star back to Italy where he played for Juventus.


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