Cristiano Ronaldo to join this Premier League club in January

Manchester United legend Gary Neville expects Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo to join Chelsea in January following his exit from Manchester United.

Speaking on beIN SPORTS, he said: “I think he [Ronaldo] wants to carry on playing at the elite level of football and I think he’s got a cameo in him at a top club probably for the last four months of the season, where he’ll go and score 15, 20 goals and it wouldn’t surprise me at all.

“It could be either [UK or abroad], it could be the UK if there is a team that will bite. It’s more likely abroad. Chelsea are the ones that I think are talking about it. Boehly seems to like the idea of Cristiano at Chelsea.”

However, Neville says it wouldn’t be a move that would benefit Chelsea or manager Graham Potter over a sustained period.

He added: “If you are looking at it as a long-term thing, no [they shouldn’t sign him]. Two to three years, even one-and-a-half years. But if you are looking at a four, five-month, you want someone who can put the ball in the back of the net and it’s a pretty sure bet that he will, I’d say go for it.

“I’m not sure [they will] because I’m not sure Graham Potter will want that. I think he’ll want to build a more youthful project.”