If you are following Football Latest news today, you will have seen articles on Ronaldo’s rape lawsuit, MANCHESTER UNITED’s move for Darwin Nunez, and Edinson Cavani set to join Liverpool. You may also have seen a story about the dismissal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s rape lawsuit. Read on to learn more about today’s headlines and how you can keep yourself updated on all the latest news.
MANCHESTER UNITED looking to hijack Darwin Nunez’s move to Liverpool
Reports suggest that Manchester United have been trying to hijack Darwin Nunez’s move to the Reds. While Liverpool have not yet made an offer to sign the Uruguayan, they have been in talks with Benfica. If the deal falls through, United would need to make an urgent bid. If Liverpool did not make an offer soon, then Manchester United will surely hijack the deal.
According to reports, Liverpool have reached personal terms with the Benfica star and their agent Erik ten Hag is now meeting with his agent. Nunez wants Champions League football and that would favour Liverpool over United. While United cannot offer this, they can still get ahead of Liverpool in a Nunez deal. A new Liverpool manager would also be able to offer a higher wage structure than his current club.
Manchester United have shown interest in signing Darwin Nunez, but a recent report suggests that the Spaniard will choose the Premier League side over Benfica. This is not surprising considering the Spaniard’s high level of demand and desire for a new challenge. Manchester United’s desire for more firepower is a reason why they are keen on signing Darwin Nunez.
Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit dismissed
On Thursday, Judge Dorsey threw out the Cristiano Ronaldo rape lawsuit without allowing the former soccer star to appeal the decision. He said the conduct of the defendant’s lawyer was “intolerable” and that the court should dismiss the case. The footballer’s legal team said the document was fabricated. But the former player may appeal the decision to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
The rape lawsuit against Cristiano was filed by Kathryn Mayorga in 2009. The woman claimed that she was raped by the former soccer player in 2009, but the player denies the allegations. The two sides have reached an out-of-court settlement in 2010 for $375,000, but Kathryn Mayorga says the emotional trauma she is going through prevented her from participating in the mediation process. She also feels pressured to settle the case, which isn’t fair.
A judge threw out the case with prejudice after finding that Mayorga made false allegations against the soccer superstar. The US prosecutors previously said that they will not pursue criminal charges against the Portuguese soccer star. The rape lawsuit was brought by Mayorga after a nightclub encounter in Las Vegas in 2009. The defense team of Ronaldo says the encounter was “consensual” and that no criminal proceedings have been filed against him.
Edinson Cavani set to join Liverpool
With several Premier League rivals chasing Cavani, there is a strong likelihood that the Uruguayan international could be on his way to Anfield. The move would send a strong message to the world of football that Liverpool will not be a small club. In fact, Liverpool have the funds to make a move of this magnitude. Here are some of the other factors that could have an effect on the transfer of Cavani to Anfield.
Liverpool have been chasing Edinson Cavani for the past six months. The Argentine winger was unhappy at Manchester United, but was prepared to stay until the end of the transfer window. Cavani had been concerned about the amount of game time he would have at Anfield. Although the move could have been a short-term solution for the club, Barcelona were also monitoring his situation. But, after the summer transfer window closed, Manchester United decided to stay put and instead pursue Alvaro Morata.
A potential replacement for Cavani is Darwin Nunez. The two strikers have similar attributes and are reportedly set for a massive transfer fee. If Liverpool are to complete the deal, Nunez could be the perfect replacement. According to Fabrizio Romano, the Uruguayan is a more traditional striker than Diogo Jota or Roberto Firmino. He is also expected to play at Anfield.
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