Manchester or Paris, Ronaldo soon to return
Its either Paris or Manchester for Ronaldo as he is finalising his tough
regiment to regain full fitness.
The former Inter and Milan star said that PSG and Manchester City have offered
him a deal and he is considering which path to take.
If Ronaldo decided on joining City, he would team up with fellow Brazilian
Robinho to form a dream partnership up front.
The three-time FIFA World Player of the Year is recovering from a
career-threatening knee injury with Campeonato Brasileiro side Flamengo and is
poised to take a full part in Monday's training session.
Ronaldo sustained the injury eight months ago while playing in Serie A for Milan
but was released by the Italian club this summer; as a free agent the
32-year-old can be signed outside of the transfer window.
PSG are reportedly keen to acquire his services but City's interest is thought
to have diminished since the arrival of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan at
"Paris is a city that I love and they have a great project to win the league
title," admitted Ronaldo in an interview with Gazzetta dello Sport.
"However, at (Manchester) City I have Robinho, who is a great friend of mine.
But we will see, in the past few days we have spoken. For the time being, my
only aim is to return to playing, the rest will follow."
The 32-year-old also has an option to remain at Flamengo.
"There's a great bond between Flamengo and me," said Ronaldo. "It's the team I
"It's true that they would want me to stay. But this will remain a great dream
because at this time I have no intention of making a decision."
The former Barcelona and Real Madrid star hopes that the worst is over and he
can now focus on doing what he loves best.
"I am training hard and I am really looking forward to playing again," he said.
"I've started to train with the ball and practising with some team-mates. I
don't have much strength in my muscles yet but the knee doesn't give me any pain,
which is the most important thing.
"One thing is clear, if I didn't have a profound love for football, I would not
be here making all these sacrifices."