Twitter erupts amid Cristiano Ronaldo & Kylian Mbappe transfer speculation

Jamie Spencer
Ronaldo AND Mbappe could be on the move
Ronaldo AND Mbappe could be on the move / FRANCK FIFE/Getty Images

Social media was stunned on Tuesday night by claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has decided he wants to join Manchester City from Juventus. Almost simultaneously, it was revealed that Real Madrid have entered talks with Paris Saint-Germain to try to strike a deal for Kylian Mbappe.

With less than a week of the transfer window remaining, the world was not expecting two seismic stories on the same evening.

Ronaldo, who won three Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United in the formative years of his historic career, is out of contract at Juventus at the end of the season and his future has become increasingly uncertain.

But despite Ronaldo’s apparent desire to join City, 90min understands that the club is not interested as things stand. Their belief is that they can still land Tottenham star Harry Kane.

As for Mbappe, meanwhile, Real have informed PSG of their willingness to pay up to €160m this summer, which has triggered transfer talks between the two clubs.

That marks a significant step forwards because PSG rebuffed Real's previous advance. There is no deal yet but they are now happy to start listening after a number has been put on the table.

Cristiano Ronaldo & Man City

A lot of reaction has been pure disbelief that it has even come to this.

Although not necessarily on the cards, plenty of City fans expressed excitement about the idea of Ronaldo returning to England to join their club.

Plenty of people are already imagining a savage Manchester derby day.

But not all City fans appear to be convinced that Ronaldo is actually worth it.

And there is some debate among fans as to whether Ronaldo or Kane would be the better option.

A Manchester United legend, Ronaldo once said he could never be swayed by City.

United fans are adamant he would never turn his back on that legacy.

Kylian Mbappe & Real Madrid

Real have been wanting this to happen for absolutely ages.

Fans are also loving it.

This is not 2015-2018 Real Madrid, but Mbappe has long dreamed of wearing that white kit.

But so comes the realisation of what this would mean for PSG's 'dream team'.

PSG fans are lashing out to make losing Mbappe easier to cope with.

Sorry, Barcelona.

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