A great leader! Skipper Cristiano Ronaldo has interest in the affairs of his Seleccao teammates.
According to Don Balon, the 32-year-old is angered over Andre Gomes’ decreased game time at Barcelona. The former Valencia player joined the Azulgrana outfit 12 months ago but after a bad spell last season, he’s been deemed surplus to requirements.
During the just-ended international break, Cristiano Ronaldo is said to have offered an ear to the 24-year-old’s career worries. The news outlet further reports that the Spanish-based players in Portugal’s camp had a discussion on the matter; Gomes might be leaving the Blaugrana in January. The Catalan side is demanding a hefty price and had earlier rejected an offer from Juventus.
Still on transfer talk issues and it’s been revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo assisted Bernardo Silva during his switch from AS Monaco to Manchester City. The 23-year-old midfielder joined the Citizens from the French outfit for £43 million.
“When I was with Portugal at the Confederations Cup and about to sign, I asked Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani about the city. They told me how much they enjoyed it there,” Silva told FourFourTwo.
“They said the people were great and it’s a real football city. The Premier League is a competitive league with full stadiums each week. They both advised that it is a nice move.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo is enjoying his spell with Los Blancos and has hinted several times before that he intends to retire at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, as the captain of the European champions, the Madeira-born icon really has the welfare of his mates at heart. That, of course, is the mark of a leader, a champion and a globally acclaimed athlete!