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Waddle urges Newcastle to ignore Ronaldo

Newcastle United hero Chris Waddle says they should ignore the transfer battle for free agent Cristiano Ronaldo.

The former England international expects the 37-year-old star forward to “see his days" abroad in a slower and more possession-based league.

Waddle told The Sun: “I think it would be great publicity for the owners and the club. Personally no, if you want to progress as a club I don't think they should get Ronaldo.

“Yes, sign him to the end of the season but Callum Wilson is doing ever so well. Would you leave Callum Wilson out? Ronaldo wants to play, Ronaldo's not gonna sit on the bench. For me it's a no no.

“I think we will see Cristiano Ronaldo going off abroad and I think that's where he will see his days. I think he's done with England.

“He'd have to play as a centre-forward, you couldn't play him anywhere else at the minute. Newcastle press and they work very very hard. If you watch Newcastle, they press, they play high. That's not Ronaldo's game.

“So I don't think he'd be a great fit. I'm sure he'd score goals cause he will score goals wherever he goes. He's a great player, still a good player today. But I think he'll end up going somewhere where it's more possession based, slower league; I think that would suit Ronaldo."

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