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Cristiano Ronaldo Sent Nessage As Thomas Tuchel Makes Feelings Clear

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been told he could be a “brilliant signing for Chelsea”, provided he accepts a bit-part role at Stamford Bridge.


The Portuguese superstar has asked to leave Manchester United this summer in order to play Champions League football next season, with his agent Jorge Mendes recently meeting up with Blues owner Todd Boehly to discuss a move. But with the transfer yet to materialise, ex-Chelsea winger Pat Nevin has warned his former club over the potential signing, insisting it would only work if Ronaldo vows to “work for the team” at Stamford Bridge.

It comes as Thomas Tuchel has made his feelings perfectly clear following reports that Chelsea could swoop for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. And the blues have 11 players who are guaranteed to miss the trip to Everton for the start of the Premier League season.

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Chelsea legend Pat Nevin has warned his old club off of signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer – insisting the move could only work on one condition.

The Blues have been linked with a move for the disillusioned Manchester United forward with the Stamford Bridge outfit able to offer the Champions League football Ronaldo craves. But Nevin is not keen to see Chelsea complete the signing of Ronaldo, insisting he “would be even more of a poor fit than [Romelu] Lukaku”.

He says that any side with Ronaldo in it is “almost playing with ten men” when defending. But the former winger did admit a move could work for Ronaldo, if he is told he “may only play a 45 minutes” and that “he has to work for the team”

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Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin believes Cristiano Ronaldo would be an even bigger flop at Stamford Bridge than Romelu Lukaku.

Ronaldo, 37, wants to leave Manchester United this summer to play Champions League football. There aren’t many clubs interested in the Portuguese superstar at this moment in time, although Chelsea were linked with him earlier in the window.

Lukaku, 29, re-joined the Blues from Inter Milan last August in a club-record £97.5million deal. He managed just eight Premier League goals last season – compared to 24 in Serie A the previous term – and has since returned to the San Siro on a year-long loan deal.

Nevin, who played for Chelsea between 1983 and 1988, is concerned Ronaldo will also struggle at Chelsea if he completes a move. The Real Madrid legend was prolific last season, scoring 18 Premier League goals as United finished a lacklustre sixth in the table.

“I think Ronaldo would be even more of a poor fit than Lukaku was for Chelsea,” Nevin told BonusCodeBets. “When Lukaku signed last season, people thought he would be the missing link but I thought by signing him, Thomas Tuchel was throwing his style of play out the window, if indeed it was Thomas who signed him! It didn’t make sense to me.

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“While Ronaldo scores a lot of goals, off the ball you are almost playing with ten men which you cannot do in the Premier League and be competitive. Some Chelsea fans may love it, but there have been some cases over the years around Chelsea which have made them look like a circus.

“If they are trying to catch Man City, they can’t be a circus. If he is going to join, he has to be told he won’t play every game and may only play a 45 minutes but he has to work for the team. If he does, he could then be a brilliant signing for Chelsea.”

Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season, 19 points behind champions Manchester City. They’ve signed just two senior players this summer – Raheem Sterling and Kalidou Koulibaly – and Tuchel has revealed his feelings about their lack of activity.

The Blues need to add more depth to their squad after saying goodbye to Lukaku, Andreas Christensen and Antonio Rudiger this summer. Several other players could also leave Stamford Bridge before September, including Barcelona target Cesar Azpilicueta.

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