A-League boss Danny Townsend has made an audacious bid to deliver world soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo to Australia.
Presently making ready for the Qatar World Cup with Portugal, Ronaldo made worldwide headlines this week in an interview on Piers Morgan Uncensored when he stated he felt his present membership Manchester United had “betrayed” him and that he had ”no respect” for Purple Devils supervisor Erik ten Hag.
It‘s nearly sure to imply that Ronaldo has performed his final match for United and can depart the English Premier League membership in January’s switch window.
The state of affairs can also be understood to have led to Ronaldo‘ s agent Jorge Mendes buying his star shopper round to varied golf equipment and leagues worldwide.
They embrace the A-League, with Australian Skilled Leagues chief government officer Danny Townsend telling Information Corp Australia that the provide for Ronaldo had been submitted to Mendes on Wednesday.
“He (Ronaldo) stated he wasn‘t getting any love and respect at Manchester United however we’ll actually give him loads of love and respect in Australia,” Townsend stated.
“We would not have the ability to compete financially with different presents however we are able to compete in different methods.”
Former Actual Madrid and Juventus star Ronaldo didn‘t journey with United to Australia earlier this 12 months.
His former United teammate Nani joined A-League membership Melbourne Victory this season.
In an earlier radio interview Townsend revealed the A-Leagues had “registered our curiosity in bringing him to Australia.”
“Clearly it‘s a longshot however we’ve actually bought a compelling proposition for him hre in Australia to think about, so we’re in dialogue and we’ll see the place that goes,” Townsend advised SportsFM 91.3.
Ronaldo has a connection to Australia because the grandparents of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner dwell in Western Australia.
He has beforehand been linked with Chelsea and a big-money transfer to Saudi Arabia.