Sporting CP president Federico Verandas has distanced the club from former player Cristiano Ronaldo, whose Manchester United career looks set to crumble after an explosive interview in which he slammed the club. Who was
Ronaldo, who had already asked to leave Old Trafford during the summer, said he felt ‘betrayed’ by United, alleging that club officials had tried to force him out, coach Eric Teni said. Talked to Haig about disrespecting them and also called out Glaser. family owned.
Sporting were initially looking for ways to re-sign Ronaldo at the end of the summer transfer window but nothing formalized before the deadline.
Sporting director Hugo Viana refused to rule out a future meeting in July: “He can decide where he can go. But you never know the future… so whatever he decides Yes, let’s see.
But head Ruben Amorim recently said the cost of bringing Ronaldo back to the Jose Alwald stadium was prohibitive: “Everyone at Sporting dreams of Cristiano’s return but we don’t have the money to pay his wages.”
Now, Verandas has denied suggestions Amorim vetoed any approach, insisting it was never realistically an option for the club and was never formally discussed. Not done.
“He will always be the reference of the Sporting Academy and the best Portuguese player,” the president told RTP3 in Portugal.
“Now, I’m not going to make noise. What if Ruben Amorim vetoed a return? Absolutely not. It was never a topic or on the table. Never a conversation with me, Hugo Viana or Amorim. This subject has never existed. I know it is very popular in the press.
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