Why Thomas Tuchel Should Not Approve Chelsea Signing Cristiano Ronaldo

There is a chance that Chelsea will sign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, but the club is at a crossroads right now. Whether or not they have a need for a headliner is a question that must be answered.


When the proper offer comes his way, the 37-year-old has already informed Manchester United of his desire to go.

It appears that the rift between United and Ronaldo, who joined a year ago but failed to qualify for the Champions League, will not be repaired, given that the Portuguese wants to continue his 19-year streak of appearances in Europe’s top club competition.

In a meeting with Chelsea co-owner Roman Abramovich, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is said to have explored a move for his client.

While Chelsea’s board does not want to force any unwelcome players on manager Thomas Tuchel, the Guardian reports that the club’s final decision on whether or not to pursue Cristiano Ronaldo rests solely with Tuchel.

Tuchel’s high-press system proved to be a challenge for Romelu Lukaku, one of many reasons why Chelsea’s signing of the Belgian last season was a failure. As a 37-year-old, Cristiano Ronaldo is unlikely to overcome his reputation for high-pressing.

Ronaldo’s goal-scoring record is incredible and nearly incomprehensible. Chelsea’s attacking troubles can be solved immediately with the arrival of Diego Costa. A great finishing, perhaps, could make him an ideal target man.

As a result, Chelsea’s overall performance may suffer as a result of the move. Is Tuchel willing to take that risk?


For years, fans have bemoaned the fact that the head coach has no say in who the club recruits. Fans should put their faith in Tuchel now that he has the power to make the final decision, because he is the ideal person to do so.

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