The Cristiano Ronaldo saga took a late deadline day twist on Thursday with reports in Turkey indicating that the 37-year-old Manchester United striker has agreed in principle to join Fenerbahce.
Ajansspor says that only the final details are required before the move can become official, after the Portugal international reached an agreement with Fenerbahce president Ali Koc.
It is reported that Ronaldo met with manager Jorge Jesus, who was able to persuade his compatriot to make the switch to the Super Lig, and with the transfer window now closed across Europe’s top leagues, the Yellow Canaries are optimistic of landing him ahead of other suitors.
The transfer market remains open until Sept. 8 in Turkey, giving Fenerbahce until then to reach an agreement over a fee with United, who have won their last three Premier League games in which Erik ten Hag has named Ronaldo among the substitutes.
Fabrizio Romano claims that Fenerbahce are also keen on signing Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi, after his deal collapsed with Nottingham Forest late in the window.