Cristiano Ronaldo: Piers Morgan Claims The Forward Wanted To Join Arsenal In January

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British Journalist Piers Morgan has claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to join Arsenal in the January transfer window following his departure from Manchester United in acrimonious circumstances.

38-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo is currently plying his trade in Saudi Arabia for second-placed Al Nassr, for whom he has scored 13 goals in 17 appearances since the turn of the year.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

In contrast, he was only able to muster a meager 3 goals and 2 assists in 16 appearances for United before his unceremonious departure from the club.

Ronaldo signed a world-record two-year contract with the Saudi Pro League giants ahead of a January move as a free agent, after his deal at the Red Devils was rescinded on a mutual agreement in November 2022.

The Portuguese and the English giants went their separate ways following a high-profile fallout that included an explosive interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan, during which he publicly criticized manager Erik ten Hag and the club’s owners, the Glazer family.

Piers Morgan and Cristiano Ronaldo
Piers Morgan and Cristiano Ronaldo

Morgan, an Arsenal supporter and seemingly a loyal friend of Ronaldo, has now suggested that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would have been open to joining the Gunners in January, which he believes would have helped the London side win the Premier League title.

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The British broadcaster was replying to a comment from a Twitter user who appeared to mock his close relationship with the ex-Real Madrid superstar.

He said: “Mock all you like, but if we’d signed Ronaldo when he left Utd, until the end of the season – as he was keen to do btw – we would have won the League. He knows how to win major trophies, and how to score goals when it really matters.”

Before he departed from Manchester United, Chelsea had also been brought up as a potential destination for Cristiano Ronaldo after co-owner Todd Boehly expressed an interest in securing his services.

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But the-then club manager Thomas Tuchel didn’t buy into the idea. It was one of the factors that ultimately led to Tuchel’s dismissal according to reports.

Piers Morgan was in the news several weeks ago concerning his darling Arsenal sharing the spoils with West Ham United.

The British Broadcaster couldn’t hide his anger as he watched Arsenal seemingly “bottle” the Premier League title.

Piers Morgan
Piers Morgan

Who is Piers Morgan and when was he born?

Piers Stefan Pughe-Morgan was born on 30 March 1965 and he is an English broadcaster, journalist, writer, and television personality.

His career trajectory

He started his Fleet Street career in 1988 at The Sun.

In 1994, aged 29, he was appointed editor of the News of the World by Rupert Murdoch, which made him the youngest editor of a British national newspaper in more than half a century.

From 1995, Morgan edited the Daily Mirror but was dismissed in 2004.

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The Englishman was afterward the editorial director of First News from 2006 to 2007.

Is Pierce Morgan Married?

Morgan wedded Marion Shalloe, a hospital ward sister in 1991. The pair had three sons and went separate ways in 2004 before finally divorcing in 2008.

In June 2010, he married his second wife, journalist Celia Walden, daughter of the former Conservative MP George Walden in Swinbrook, Oxfordshire.

Where does Piers Morgan live?

The 58-year-old lives in Kensington, London, and has two other properties in Newick, East Sussex, and Hollywood, Los Angeles.

Piers Morgan’s net worth?

The net worth of Piers Morgan is pegged at 30 Million dollars. Under his present employment deal with talkTV, Piers Morgan takes home a $4 Million yearly salary.

What is Piers Morgan’s religion?

Piers Morgan still identifies as a Catholic as a result of his mother’s influence, and believes in an afterlife, but does not “go to Confession, maybe because it would take him too long”.

Piers Morgan’s education?

The English broadcaster read journalism at Harlow College, joining the Surrey and South London Newspaper Group in 1985.

Piers Morgan Twitter handle and Instagram account

Twitter: Piers Morgan

Instagram: Piers Morgan

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