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UEFA told to intervene in Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer


Former Bayern Munich CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has pleaded with the European football governing body, UEFA, to intervene if Cristiano Ronaldo completes a stunning move to Manchester City or any other club in that matter.

Ronaldo have been linked with a departure from Juventus and while reports suggest he could be on his way to Manchester City this time, many still believe the Portuguese will join either Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain.

The 36-year-old’s future at Juventus is gradually coming to an end with the former Real Madrid superstar said to have asked to leave Turin.

The speculation has been rife all summer long, but it has intensified going into the final week of the transfer window.

And ex-Bayern chief Rummenigge insisted that UEFA needs to step in and take action if he re-joins any English club as the Portugal captain’s salary demands means there are only a few clubs who have a realistic chance of signing him.

The football chief pointed to the financial gulf between certain clubs and the rest of Europe.

“Cristiano Ronaldo? The biggest problem is the question of who can pay his salary,” Rummenigge said.

“He earns €70m per year gross, which is €35m net. Who can afford it? PSG or an English club.

“It is not a very healthy way to progress, and I would call on UEFA to do something.

“We need precise regulations because if not costs will go up again. Intervention is necessary or football will have to face a very, very difficult time.”