Pep Guardiola’s led Man City side have been told to sign Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo as a replacement for Sergio Aguero.
Aguero has missed City’s last four games with a hamstring problem and it means he’s only played three times this season.
According to the reports from Italy, it was claimed Juventus are open to selling Ronaldo due to his massive wages.
Following the reports, talkSPORT’s Andy Townsend thinks Guardiola should be interested in the deal.
He explained: “If you want goals then I think he’s still the ultimate goal machine.
“I know [Lionel] Messi and there has been so much mileage on the debate over the years but I still think Ronaldo still has the desire and want to be remembered as the greatest. He will in some people’s eyes but he won’t in others.
“He’s still got a desire to score goals. More than anything on the field now, he just wants to score goals.
“He’s at that period where his eyes light up every time there’s a free-kick at whatever angle. Whenever he gets the chance to shoot he will. Even when others are better placed, forget that.
“He’s unbelievable in the air, which we’ve seen in a Juventus shirt already.
“If he became available and Juve wanted out on him and Man City needed goals for their team then I don’t think you should hesitate in going to get Cristiano Ronaldo.
He’s 35 and I still think he’s got 18 months in him. If he came to Man City and the way they play I think he could go there and get 25 in his first season.”
Ronaldo has a record of 27 goals to his name in the 2020 Serie A football season.
If the report that Juventus are opening to sell Ronaldo is true, it is very unlikely of the Portugal international to move Man City, which is an arch rival to Man Utd, the club where he was developed into a world class player he s today.
Rather than sign Ronaldo, Man City would once again go after Lionel Messi who they were in pursuit for in the summer.