Cristiano Ronaldo emerges top transfer target for Newcastle United's prospective owners

Cristiano Ronaldo emerges top transfer target for Newcastle United's prospective owners

- Cristiano Ronaldo attracts interest from Newcastle United's prospective owners

- The 35-year-old is currently contracted to Juventus until 2022

- Juve's Champions League exit has now cast doubts on his future at the Turin based club

Cristiano Ronaldo could finally stage a return to the Premier League this summer with the prospective owners of Newcastle United eyeing a move for the 35-year-old.

The Portugal international has been linked with a move away from Juventus with Paris Saint Germain tipped as his next destination.

Sport Bible quoting Daily Telegraph reports that Singapore-backed company Bellagraph Nova Group has made a £280 million to become the new owners of the EPL outfit.

The publication further revealed that BNG consulted club legend Alan Shearer and Michael Chopra while putting their take over plans in place.

While putting their vision in the world of sports on their official Twitter page, they suggested a world-class player of Ronaldo's ability is a "true representative of our values."

BNG tweeted on Monday: "While seeking to expand our boundaries and thriving for excellence, the BNG is on the quest of new sport adventures which leads us to establishing new synergies with different clubs and players such as @Cristiano who is a true representative of our value."

Meanwhile, Sky Sports claim BNG have reached an advance stage of their negotiations with Newcastle owner Mike Ashley.

The organisation with headquarters in Paris, France is willing to "massively contribute" to the club's overall development.

"Bellagraph Nova Group's founders (have) already provided a LOI (Letter of Intent) as well as a proof of funds on August 10," reads BNG's statement.

Cristiano Ronaldo emerges top transfer target for Newcastle United's prospective owners

Cristiano Ronaldo receiving multiple awards after his first season at Juve - Getty Images
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"In addition to the engagement to the Newcastle Football Club and community, Bellagraph Nova Group enlisted help of [former] England captain Alan Shearer and former player Michael Chopra."

Mike Ashley was on the verge of selling the club after a Saudi Arabian-backed consortium £300 million bid last month.

But negotiations collapsed after talks between the two failed to materialise after a long period of talks which was held up by the Premier League's owners and directors test.

However, Ronaldo's future at his present club is under doubt after Champions League ouster last weekend despite having two more seasons left on his deal.

The 35-year-old Portuguese superstar has been linked with a sensational move to Paris Saint-Germain and even Barcelona.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that Juventus have concluded plans to offload their star player Cristiano Ronaldo in a deal around £54 million this summer.

The 35-year-old has not been able to improve their Champions League title chances since he joined them from Real Madrid in the summer of 2018.

Though he inspired them to their ninth consecutive Serie A title at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, they were bundled out of UCL at the first knockout stage.

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Source: Yen

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