Marseille president weighs in on Ronaldo situation after being linked with forward over summer

Marseille club president Pablo Longoria has had his say on the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo joining the club after being linked with them over the summer.

The 37-year-old will be omitted from Manchester United’s match-day squad to face Chelsea on October 22, as well as being made to train alone, after refusing to come on as a substitute during United’s clash with Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday evening.

Ronaldo was reportedly seeking a move away from Manchester during the summer transfer window but failed to find a suitable club. He was linked with several sides, including Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Marseille before ultimately staying at United.

The recent situation has again sparked rumours surrounding the Portugal international’s future and whether or not he will remain a United player beyond the January transfer window.

Marseille president cuts off speculation of Ronaldo transfer

Longoria was quick to cut off any potential links to the forward. He told RMC Sport (via GFFN): “Football is very clear. You make do with the means you have at your disposal, with a financial balance. You have to do everything to get better results, seem to improve the team, but with financial stability.

“That’s important in 2022. We need a sustainable financial solution. We are far from ideas like that [of signing Ronaldo], of big stars, of individual players. We’re more focused on team players who put in individual performances to serve the team.

We have a project where everyone needs to work for a collective.”

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