PIERS MORGAN has hilariously told pal Cristiano Ronaldo now is the time to sign for Arsenal.
The Portuguese ace, 37, has sensationally told Old Trafford chiefs that he wants to leave the club.
‘It’s time Cristiano’ – Piers Morgan tells Ronaldo join Arsenal in cheeky Twitter post after shock Man Utd transfer pleaCredit: Twitter / @piersmorgan
United are adamant Ronaldo, who has a year left on his contract, will NOT be allowed to leave the club this summer.
But the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s bombshell has put clubs across Europe on red alert.
Ronaldo’s shock request comes after a first week of pre-season training, where new Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag has earned rave reviews.
Ronaldo, who is yet to return to Carrington, is unhappy at the prospect of playing a first season in almost two decades without Champions League football.
And he does not believe United’s squad are capable of mounting a title bid.
Back in April, Morgan told talkSPORT: “Do you know what I’d do if I was Arsenal manager? I’d go in, get Cristiano Ronaldo and put him up front.
“I’ve had this conversation with him last week. I said ‘come to Arsenal’.
In the past, Morgan has begged Ronaldo not to score against his beloved Gunners.
New Blues chief Boehly recently met with Ronaldo’s agent – Jorge Mendes – to discuss a host of topics, including a potential move for the sporting icon.
German giants Bayern are also interested in signing the veteran forward, who was a ray of light in an otherwise dismal season for the Red Devils.
Ronaldo was United’s top goalscorer, finding the back of the net 24 times and providing three assists in 39 appearances.
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