Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer to Napoli Bound to Collapse

Cristiano Ronaldo is highly unlikely to join Napoli, despite Jorge Mendes trying to make it happen to allow him to continue playing in the Champions League. However, the Italian outlets diverge on why the deal won’t go through while keeping a sliver of hope for a late U-turn.

As per La Repubblica, the Portuguese ace simply doesn’t like the destination and isn’t keen on heading back to Italy. He doesn’t believe the Azzurri can go far in the top continental competition, Corriere dello Sport informs. His agent will attempt to convince him, as it’s the only viable alternative to staying at Manchester United.

According to Rai’s transfer market Ciro Venerato (via Tuttomercatoweb), Ronaldo will not move to Napoli because the Red Devils don’t want to pay the large majority of his salary to offload him. He’s bound to remain in England, as those were the terms also for his return to Sporting CP, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.

Instead, TuttoSport relays that there’s still a small chance to see the ace transfer to Napoli on loan. Victor Osimhen won’t be part of the deal. The Premier League powerhouse hasn’t tabled the €100M bid Mendes promised to the Azzurri, Sky Italy reports. That became a long shot following the addition of Antony for an equivalent sum.

Our Take on Cristiano Ronaldo Not Moving to Napoli

Shocker. Perhaps there’s still some common sense in football if one of the most improbable deals in recent years doesn’t happen. The fact that he and his agent wait for the final days to set up blockbuster transfers that massively shake up teams is very selfish.

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