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Surprise Club 'Could Buy Ronaldo Tomorrow'

With recent reports suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus, it has now been claimed that a surprise club could buy the superstar if they wanted to.

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The 35-year-old started the year with a bang, but there is speculation the Binaconeri might consider selling him due to the financial impact of the coronavirus crisis.

Not many clubs, though, would be able to afford his fee and wages, but Benevento midfielder Oliver Kragl believes Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg have enough money to secure Ronaldo's services.

"Red Bull Salzburg made the reigning Champions League holders Liverpool give everything at Anfield and got a draw in Naples," Kragl told Goal and Spox.

"Red Bull (Salzburg) could probably buy Ronaldo tomorrow if they wanted to. I think Salzburg could do well in the German Bundesliga."

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Kragl himself spent two-and-a-half years in Austria, and faced Red Bull Salzburg a number of times. He also recalled the exploits of a young Sadio Mane, who played for the Austrian side between 2012 and 2014.

"He was my opponent several times. Once, he brutally destroyed me," Kragl added. 

"Salzburg sent us home with a 5-0 defeat. I did a little better in the other games. But you could already see where Sadio's journey would go and that he is an exceptional player.

"He is fast, technically excellent and always knows where to go. It is not for nothing that he is idolised at Liverpool.

"I saw Sadio as a very calm, polite person. An impressive interview, which he gave some time ago, also supports my view of him. He said that luxury cars or expensive watches are not important to him at all.

"Instead, he donates a lot of money to his home country and tries to help the people there. That shows what a fine guy Sadio is."

Read: 10 Stars Who Played With Ronaldo But Said Messi Was Better

Do you think Ronaldo would join a club in a less competitive league such as the Austrian Bundesliga? Have your say in the comments section below.

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