Newcastle United deliver strong verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo ‘approach’ as Man United respond
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In the unlikely event that Newcastle United consider a move for Cristiano Ronaldo - Magpies supporters have already made their feelings pretty clear.
The 37-year-old has hit world news this week after his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan, where the six-time Ballon d’Or winner said he feels betrayed by Manchester United and does not respect manager Erik ten Haag.
As per reports, the Red Devils are reportedly looking to sue Ronaldo for a breach of his £500,000-a-week contract and as a result, never play for the club again.
A recent story from the Daily Mail even suggested Newcastle had held talks with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes last month, which provoked a negative response from Newcastle fans on our NewcastleWorld - Newcastle United Facebook page.
Would Newcastle fans like to see their club sign Cristiano Ronaldo?
Alan Ballance: He would upset the pay scale at the club. He’s a great striker on his day, but we could get better on cheaper wages. Marquee signing though, for our Saudi owners.
Chris Ward: No chance! Too old. Too self important.Would want too much money. Doesn’t seem to be a team player. Definitely not what we want in the changing room.
Colin Gump Forrest: Don’t want him at our club he’ll divide the dressing room.
Malcolm Douglas: No thanks he is a great player, but he is toxic the last person we need in our changing room.
Stuart Allison: There is no doubt he is a great player, but he is too temperamental - not the kind of player we need at NUFC so for me it’s no thank you.
Alan Blakey: No his ego is too big, not a club player.
What Eddie Howe has said
Magpies head coach Eddie Howe, speaking ahead of the goalless draw at Old Trafford last month, coincidentally admitted Ronaldo “might not be a signing we’d necessarily look to make” because of his age.
Howe said: “He’s an outstanding player. If you look at his goal record last year, it was incredible. For me, the transfer has worked, it’s been a success. He scored some massive goals last year, and some really late important goals in the Champions League. He’s still an outstanding player and should never be underestimated.
“The thing for us is we’re trying to provide long-term growth, we’ve got a longer-term vision. For us, at the moment, we have quite an ageing squad so we need to invest in more youth and young players.
“It’s a big part of our progression, we need to get the average age down. It might not be a signing we’d necessarily look to make but not underestimating the player.”