Simy Nwankwo has expressed that he is unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo did not swap shirts with him.
The Super Eagles striker claimed the Juventus striker preferred to give his compatriot who was his teammate.
– Crotone got relegated from the Italian division after losing to Inter Milan at the weekend.
Simy Nwankwo once attempted to exchange shirts with Cristiano Ronaldo after Juventus played Crotone in Serie A but the Portuguese snubbed the Nigerian striker, Complete Sports.
Instead, Ronaldo decided to give his fellow countryman Pedro Pereira who is currently on loan at Crotone from Sampdoria.
The Nigerian striker was displeased with the gesture but he hopes he would have the opportunity to swap shirts with Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski in the future.
The Super Eagles forward was quoted by Tribuna:
“I tried to exchange the shirt with Cristiano Ronaldo, but he gave it to Pedro Pereira who is Portuguese like him..
“I would like those of Messi and Lewandowski.”
Simy and his team got relegated following the 2-0 loss to league leaders Inter Milan, a result that ensured the Nerazzurri were crowned champions of Italy.
The Nigerian international is the league’s third highest goalscorer behind Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku with 19 goals for the Pythagoreans.
Meanwhile, DrumbeatNews had earlier reported that Simeon Nwankwo and his side Crotone have been relegated to the second division after suffering a 2-0 loss to Serie A leaders Inter Milan, Complete Sports.
The team had only gained promotion from Serie B last season but will return to the second-tier of the Italian division.