Udinese have used their flying start to the season to cheekily ask Cristiano Ronaldo if he would like to join the club.
The Friulians are currently third in Serie A after collecting 16 points in their first seven games thanks to five wins and one draw.
Andrea Sottil’s men are hoping to maintain that form for the remainder of the season to bid for European football and have capitalized on their fine form by suggesting a move to Italy for Ronaldo – which was initiated by goalkeeper Marco Silvestri .
Silvestri responded to a post on Instagram where he spoke about Ronaldo’s ambitions by tagging the Manchester United star and asking him to join Udinese.
The club followed their goalkeeper’s request by posting a picture of the Instagram discussion on their Twitter account, adding some cheeky emojis and supporting Silvestri’s invitation.
The Portuguese legend spent most of the summer trying to find a way out of Old Trafford but saw several big clubs lose interest in signing him as he sought Champions League football.
Instead, the 37-year-old stayed at Old Trafford and had a stuttering start to the season. Start just one Premier League game and play just a small part in United’s current four-game winning streak.
His only goal of the season so far came in last week’s Europa League win against Sheriff Tiraspol – Ronaldo’s first-ever goal in the competition.
United manager Erik ten Hag has opted for a more dynamic attack this season, using Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and even Christian Eriksen ahead of Ronaldo. The five-time Champions League winner is struggling to play his way back into the starting XI.
However, these recent struggles have not discouraged Ronaldo. He today dismissed claims that the World Cup would be his last major tournament by saying he plans to play for Portugal at Euro 2024.
Udinese have been one of the stories of the season so far in Serie A, losing just one game and upsetting some of the league’s big guns.
Earlier this month they defeated Roma 4-0 and triumphed last weekend with a 3-1 win over Inter Milan.