The president of Olympique de Marseille, Pablo Longoria, has once again spoken about the crazy rumors of Cristiano Ronaldo, which will fuel the summer transfer window for club Bouches du Rhone.
Announced on the shelves of many European leaders (Napoli, Bayern Munich, Chelsea …), Cristiano Ronaldo did not finally leave the ranks of Manchester United before the end of the summer transfer window. In parallel with these prestigious entourage, an incredible rumor appeared on social networks regarding the future of the Portuguese striker, the arrival of the 37-year-old star at Olympique de Marseille.
‘She was never in the pipes’
But reaching Canebière for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner was not considered by the Marseille staff, as Marseille president Pablo Longoria explained again during an interview with the series. Canal PlusOn the sidelines of the first day of the Champions League group stage match at Tottenham (0-2). “Cristiano Ronaldo rumor? No, it’s never been in the tubes. We have a sports project where we use the money available to try to improve. You can’t build a team around one player. Having salary differences in the locker room is never a positive thing.
Zero goals this season
The XXL’s “CR7” salary, under contract through June 2023 plus an additional twelve months as an option, ended up cooling the teams potentially interested in recruiting him. Returning to the Red Devils squad in the summer of 2021, with an amount of 15 million euros, the Funchal citizen has not been able to score so far since the start of the 2022-2023 season, in six matches he played in the English Premier League. Dutch coach Erik Ten Hag has only started the operation of the former Juventus Torino player once.