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Bold A-League bid to lure Cristiano Ronaldo down under

A-league boss Danny Townsend has revealed the A-league's interest in luring world football star Cristiano Ronaldo to the A-league.

The interest comes amidst speculation that Ronaldo will leave Manchester United, as his relationships within the club become increasingly fractured.

"We've certainly registered our interest in bringing him to Australia," Townsend told 91.3 SportFM.

"Obviously it's a long shot but we've certainly got a compelling proposition for him in Australia to consider."

"We are in dialogue, and we will see where it goes," he said.

Ronaldo would join massive names such as Alessandro Del Piero, Robbie Fowler, Romario, William Gallas, Harry Kewell, Tim Cahill, Daniel Sturridge and his former United team-mate Luis Nani as an A-league marquee signing if he was to accept the offer.

Ronaldo, 37, is currently on the outer at his current club Manchester United, as tensions continue to simmer between Ronaldo, the club and manager Eric Ten Haag. In an explosive interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo claimed he felt 'betrayed' by the club as he took aim at Ten Haag as well as former United boss Ralf Rangnick.

The A-league Men's competition is currently on break due to the Qatar World Cup in which Ronaldo is representing his native Portugal.

The A-league Women's competition will kick off this coming weekend with Perth Glory travelling to Canberra before returning home to play against Adelaide United the following week.



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