Pep Guardiola once ‘snubbed’ Ronaldo’s handshake at Ballon d’Or ceremony

Manchester City have reportedly agreed a sensational deal that would see Cristiano Ronaldo sign for the club in exchange for Gabriel Jesus.

The 36-year-old is entering the final year of his current contract at Juventus and is desperate for a return to the Premier League.

The move would be a bitter blow to rivals Manchester United who idolise their former forward.

Ronaldo won three Premier League titles during his time at Old Trafford before making a world-breaking £80 million move to La Liga giants Real Madrid.

And whilst at the Santiago Bernabeu, Ronaldo picked up accolade after accolade leaving in 2018 as Los Blancos' all-time leading goal scorer.

It's his prowess in front of goal that has attracted him to Pep Guardiola. But the Spaniard hasn't always appeared a fan of Ronaldo.

The City boss once appeared to 'snub' his advances at a Ballon d'Or awards ceremony.

In 2013, whilst at Real Madrid, Ronaldo was crowned the winner of one of the most prestigious footballing awards, dethroning Lionel Messi after the Argentine had won the previous four titles.

At the time Guardiola had recently moved on from managing Barcelona and seemed to shun the friendly advance from Ronaldo who appeared to offer the Bayern Munich boss his hand.

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But Guardiola stared blankly back at the striker and offered little in the way of a handshake with Ronaldo then proceeding to the stage to claim his second Ballon d'Or trophy.

Yet it seems that is now all water under the bridge. Spanish outlet AS report the former Real Madrid man is set to sign for Manchester City on a deal until 2023.

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