Date: 11th April 2021 at 12:20pm
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Wolves legend Steve Bull has suggested the club where he made his name won’t want to sign five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo. 

This follows a report from Spain claiming the 36-year-old Portuguese superstar could head to due to the links with agent Jorge Mendes – the man who has helped a number of his clients join the club since promotion to the Premier League.

There’s increasing speculation surrounding Ronaldo’s long-term future at Juventus, as the Turin giants look set to miss out on the Serie A title for the first time in nine seasons.

Ronaldo would join a plethora of his compatriots in the Midlands, with the Wolves squad boasting eight Portuguese stars and managed by a former Portugal Under-21 goalkeeper, .

Despite his advancing years, the ex- continues to perform to an extraordinary level – netting 32 goals in just 36 appearances in all competitions this season.

However, Bull has told Football FanCast that his former club would be best-served shying away from a deal for the star:

“I can’t see why he would want to come to Wolves unless it’s a publicity stunt and he’s short of money.

“If the rumour happens then it’ll be good for the club because it’ll be a massive PR buzz around the club, but we also don’t want that because we want players to come in and play for the club and stay.” 

Whilst it’s easy to understand why signing Ronaldo would be perceived as little more than a fanfare-inducing furore, the 173-cap phenomenon continues to perform at the very highest level and would presumably still have plenty to offer at this stage in his career.

Would Cristiano Ronaldo still be a worthwhile signing?

Yes

Yes

No

No

Having kept himself in peak physical condition, who’s to say the forward hasn’t got at least two or three more seasons among the elite remaining – perhaps a season or two will be spent in Old Gold wowing the adoring Molineux faithful.