Nigerians on Twitter have reacted after report emerged that Lobi Stars F.C debunked claims of their intention to sign football legend, Cristiano Ronaldo, following his exit from Manchester United.
The Portuguese forward became an item of interest since he ended his second spell with the English club where he attained football glory under Air Alex Ferguson unceremoniously.
Ronaldo had been trending since last week when he gave a controversial interview to British host Piers Morgan where he lambasted the club and some legends. He also exposed other rots at Old Trafford.
Following the incident, United immediately announced plans to curtail the situation and abruptly ended Ronaldo’s uneventful second spell at the red side of Manchester, with six months still remaining on his contract after discussions between both parties.
With the five-time Ballon d’Or now clubless, he has since been linked to many clubs across the globe including a 14th tier English football league club AFC Crewe and also the Lobi Stars, currently playing in the top flight division of Nigeria league system.
The reports linking the Lobi Stars did not sit well with the Nigerian club and has subsequently denied the rumours in a statement on its verified Twitter page Wednesday night.
“LOBI STARS STATEMENT ON CRISTIANO RONALDO LINK
“Pls be informed that #WeAreLobi is yet to make any contact with representatives of #CristianoRonaldo following his release from @ManUtd.
“We wish him the best & #LobiStars will make no further comment on this,” the statement said.
Reacting to the statement, a tweep, @_woteva said: “Small nyash dey shake o 🤣🤣
Ronaldo fit buy Lobi Stars one million times over.”
@SilGabin tweeted: “Lobi Stars might just have to sell their State including the populace to buy Ronaldo and then pay his weekly wages … Una dey ment.” While @Adedamola101 said it’s not Lobi Stars fault but Manchester United.
“No be una fault na Man United cause am.”
“Make all this dirty no dey talk about Ronald abeg, respect the name and stop with this kegite boys calling themselves football clubs,” @AmbroseMadsen tweeted.
@JohnnyBright said: “Ẹ be like say na Ronaldo wan pay the club àbí eye dey pain me?”
“Chai ..CR7 don suffer sha… nor be only Lobi stars, na warri wolfs go sign’am.. 😭🤣🤣,” @pharm_UC reacted.
Ronaldo, who is currently on duty with the Portugal national team at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar is expected to make a decision about his future once he returns from international duty.