Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer Odds: Manchester City Now Favored Over Juventus to Land Superstar
Getty Images. Pictured: Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo and manager Pep Guardiola of Manchester City.
As rumors swirl about Cristiano Ronaldo’s next move, one sportsbook in the United Kingdom has made Manchester City the betting favorite to land the all-time great over incumbent club Juventus.
Bookmakers.co.uk has made City the -110 favorites to land the four-time Ballon d’Or winner ahead of the Aug. 31 transfer window deadline. Juventus are even money at the sportsbook to retain Ronaldo at the same book.
Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to personal terms with City, but the reigning Premier League champions and Juventus have yet to work out a transfer fee.
Juventus are reportedly seeking a roughly $30 million fee and would also be interested in striker Gabriel Jesus in a swap deal, but City has indicated that they don’t want to splurge on a transfer fee, nor do they want to let Jesus go.
Paris Saint-Germain had been linked with the 36-year-old forward over the summer, but those rumors don’t seem to have progressed very far. Their odds to land Ronaldo during the transfer window are +600 at the sportsbook.
PSG has already added Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Achraf Hakimi this offseason.
Kylian Mbappé could make a move to Real Madrid this summer, though, which would assuredly free up room to bring Messi and Ronaldo — the two best players of all-time — together on the same team.
The other teams listed by bookmakers.co.uk as potential landing spots for Ronaldo are two of his former clubs. Ronaldo has +1400 odds at the sportsbook to return to Real Madrid, where he won four Champions League and two La Liga titles.
Manchester United are +1600 to bring Ronaldo back to the place where it all started.