Andy Townsend urged Man City to sign Cristiano Ronaldo as a replacement for Sergio Aguero.

Aguero, 32, has suffered numerous injury problems over recent months and he’s been restricted to just three appearances in all competitions this season.

City could look for a replacement if the Argentina striker’s injury issues persist, especially as Gabriel Jesus has still not proven he is good enough to lead the line for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Guardiola has even played Raheem Sterling in a central role at times this season with both his strikers spending time on the sidelines.

So what is the solution to Pep’s striker issues, especially with City struggling in front of goal and scoring only ten times in their seven Premier League matches so far.

Well, Townsend believes Man City would not go wrong in signing Ronaldo from Juventus.

Reports suggest Juve could cash in on the Portugal superstar next summer.

Ronaldo will reportedly be allowed to leave Juventus at the end of the season
Ronaldo will reportedly be allowed to leave Juventus at the end of the season

The former Chelsea midfielder told Drive on talkSPORT: “If you want goals then I think he’s still the ultimate goal machine.

“I know Messi and there has been so much mileage on the debate over the years but I still think Ronaldo still has the desire and want to be remembered as the greatest. He will in some people’s eyes but he won’t in others.

“He’s still got a desire to score goals. More than anything on the field now, he just wants to score goals.

“He’s at that period where his eyes light up every time there’s a free-kick at whatever angle. Whenever he gets the chance to shoot he will. Even when others are better placed, forget that.

“He’s unbelievable in the air, which we’ve seen in a Juventus shirt already.

“If he became available and Juve wanted out on him and Man City needed goals for their team then I don’t think you should hesitate in going to get Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He’s 35 and I still think he’s got 18 months in him. If he came to Man City and the way they play I think he could go there and get 25 in his first season.”

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