Report: How Newcastle reacted to talk of possibly signing Cristiano Ronaldo
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Report: How Newcastle reacted to talk of possibly signing Cristiano Ronaldo

Newcastle United will not be signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United any time soon.

The Portuguese superstar is enduring a fairly miserable season. All signs are pointing towards an Old Trafford exit as soon as possible.

Ronaldo was linked with a move away during the summer, but failed to secure a departure just one year after his heroic Red Devils return.

While Man United weren’t great last season, Ronaldo certainly did his bit. He scored 24 goals in all competitions, which was his lowest tally since the final season of his first spell in England. That speaks volumes of his goalscoring exploits.

This season is going nowhere near as well, with Erik ten Hag opting against playing Ronaldo regularly. The 37-year-old has found himself on the bench, and recently refused to come on as a substitute in a 2-0 win over Tottenham.

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Drama continues to follow Ronaldo, who was strangely linked with a move to Newcastle recently. However, don’t expect to see CR7 playing in a black and white shirt in the near future.

Ronaldo to Newcastle? Don’t bet on it

In a recent report by the Sun, it was claimed that Ronaldo’s representatives had sounded out multiple Premier League clubs over a possible move for their client. And one of the clubs who was offered Ronaldo’s services was Newcastle.

The report suggested that Newcastle ‘realise the quality he would bring in helping them to achieve their ambitions’, but ‘worry about the wider impact his arrival could have’.

There’s no doubting Ronaldo’s ability. You can make a very serious argument for him to be considered the greatest player of all time. However, he is not the player he once was right now.

Now a report from i News has provided inside information on how Newcastle really feel about bringing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to St James’ Park.

They claim that senior sources within the club laughed off talk of him joining Eddie Howe’s squad in the near future. And rightly so.

Howe has built a brilliant team that has everyone pulling in the same direction. The key word is team, whereas Ronaldo is an individual.

Toon fans recently saw firsthand that Ronaldo is only interested in himself. He was at his petulant best in the 0-0 draw between Newcastle and Manchester United earlier this month.

The Magpies’ recruitment has been spot on since the takeover. Top players have came in who have bought into the team ethos and the club’s project.

While Ronaldo is a global superstar, a move for him would not be in Newcastle’s best interests.