Galatasaray fans went ballistic after Ronaldo liked an Instagram comment saying, “Come to Galatasaray.”
Galatasaray management took the initiative to follow up with the Manchester United wantaway, but the Portuguese international respectfully declined. “Galatasaray is a very big team, but I would not go to a team that is not in the Champions League,” the 37-year-old forward told Turkish newspaper Hürriyet.
Shares for the club increased by 1.2% after they made an offer, which was most likely a media stunt.
Ronaldo spent all summer trying to find a new club to play Champions League football next season but couldn’t find any takers. Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, and PSG were all linked but decided to move on from the player.
Transfermarkt prompted the transfer speculation by increasing the probability of Ronaldo’s move to 80% while decreasing the probability of Sporting CP to 32%.