Leaked audio of Cristiano Ronaldo emerges hours before Man Utd complete transfer
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Leaked audio has emerged of the hours before Cristiano Ronaldo completed a sensational return to Manchester United.
United confirmed the transfer of the Juventus striker on Friday afternoon after a remarkable 24 hours, which started with Ronaldo on the verge of joining rivals Manchester City.
The Citizens opted not to to pursue a deal for the 36-year-old, allowing the Red Devils to swoop in and recapture their former star from under the noses of their close neighbours.
Before sealing his dramatic return to Old Trafford, a conversation took place between Ronaldo and a friend.
The audio of the chat has since been leaked and shared online by Futmais, who claim the Portuguese international talked about his transfer situation amid interest from United and City.
They also allege that Ronaldo tried to engineer a move for veteran Portuguese defender Bruno Alves.
In the leaked audio, he said via Tribuna: "Palhinhas what's up? My situation will be done today this afternoon, tonight, or tomorrow morning at the latest.
"Either Manchester United or Manchester City, both are fighting to sign me and it's going to be closed."
Ronaldo then tried to negotiate a move for the 39-year-old Alves.
"I heard Nacional are in a tough situation, would you be interested in Bruno Alves? I think he would be an asset with his experience and quality despite his age.
"He was at Parma and signed with Famalicao but fell out with the manager and terminated his contract.
"Do you think he's a valid option? I think he is. Talk to the manager or someone at the club, he's a free agent at the moment."
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Alves may not end up getting his move, but Ronaldo had no such trouble after sealing a dramatic switch to Old Trafford.
He is expected to undergo a medical in Lisbon before officially rejoining the club he left 12 years ago.
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