Following a controversial interview with British journalist Piers Morgan, legendary forward Cristiano Ronaldo's future at the Premier League club Manchester United is unclear. Meanwhile, Australian Professional League has shown their interest with a 'compelling proposition' to bring the Portuguese captain in Australia.
Ronaldo's former Portugal teammate Nani has already joined A-League club Melbourne Victory this year and Australian Professional League CEO Danny Townsend was asked if they had discussed the possibility to bring the Manchester United striker, whose grandparents lived in Western Australia, to Australia.
Earlier, Townsend told SportsFM 91.3, "We haven’t been in Nani’s ear but we’ve certainly registered our interest in bringing him to Australia."
Townsend added, "Obviously it‘s a longshot but we’ve certainly got a compelling proposition for him here in Australia to consider, so we’re in dialogue and we’ll see where that goes."
Recently, Ronaldo featured in a controversial interview with Piers Morgan, where the 37-year-old exposed Manchester United over their treatment towards the players. Considering that, Townsend said, "He (Ronaldo) said he wasn‘t getting any love and respect at Manchester United but we’ll certainly give him plenty of love and respect in Australia. We might not be able to compete financially with other offers but we can compete in other ways."
The five-time Ballon d'Or winner, who is also the all-time top goal scorer for Real Madrid and Portugal, was previously been linked with Premier League giants Chelsea while Saudi Arabia also offered big amount for Ronaldo's transfer.