Sporting CP coach, Ruben Amorim, says there is no truth in rumours that Cristiano Ronaldo could return to the Portuguese side this summer.
It is widely believed that Ronaldo has told Manchester United that he wants to leave in the current transfer window to play in the prestigious UEFA Champions League (UCL) this coming season.
Sporting Lisbon have been rumoured to be a possible destination for the 37-year-old attacker given he came through the club’s youth system and went on to make 31 senior appearances before leaving for Old Trafford in 2003. It is also a club based in his native Portugal. And to add to that, a giant club.
Reacting, Amorim said he has heard about the Lisbon side possibly bringing Ronaldo back. However, he dismissed those rumours, saying he is concentrating on preventing his current stars from exiting.
“I’ve heard that [Ronaldo rumours]. I don’t read anything, I don’t see anything,” he told newsmen.
“For me the reality is different, it’s keeping my players.”