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Possible Reasons Why Guardiola Declined The Deal To Sign Cristiano Ronaldo – Ex Chelsea Star Reveals

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Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf has claimed age was the major concern on why Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, declined the deal to sign Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo into the city club.

Late evening yesterday, Manchester United made an official announcement the Portuguese soccer star has joined their club.

Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri had announced on Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Italian giants.

While speaking to ESPN, Frank stated that Ronaldo’s age and also being a Real Madrid legend must have discouraged Guardiola from. going ahead with the deal.

‘My question mark is more tactically. I’m surprised Guardiola would want a player of this age and also a former player from Real Madrid.

“But also he just signed Grealish. I think Ronaldo loves to go to the space on the left even if he can play as a striker,” he said. Frank told ESPN that Ronaldo’s age and also being a Real Madrid legend must have discouraged Guardiola from going ahead with the deal.

‘My question mark is more tactically. I’m surprised Guardiola would want a player of this age and also a former player from Real Madrid.

“But also he just signed Grealish. I think Ronaldo loves to go to the space on the left even if he can play as a striker,” he said.

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