After his scandalous interview, Cristiano Ronaldo probably has no future at Manchester United. But where could the superstar go? SPOX provides an overview and classifies the rumors of the last few days and weeks.
He shot against United team manager Erik ten Hag, ex-United coach Ralf Rangnick, against United legend Wayne Rooney and against Manchester United himself. After his scandalous interview, Cristiano Ronaldo is sidelined with the Red Devils.
United are reportedly even considering the possibility of terminating the contract and probably want to sue the 37-year-old. Ronaldo’s contract expires in the summer of 2023. After the desired change of the multiple world footballer burst before this season, a departure in winter is now more likely than ever.
Perhaps Ronaldo’s time in football Europe will soon be over. Because like them Sun reported, the MLS club Inter Miami has contacted the Portuguese’s advisors. According to the report, CR7 is even ready for a move to David Beckham’s club.
However, there is one problem: the name of Lionel Messi (PSG) is said to be even higher on the Florida club’s wish list. The Argentine, whose contract also expires in 2023, could outsmart his long-term rival at the end of his career.
Not only Inter Miami has contacted agent Jorge Mendes from outside Europe, but there is also interest from the other side of the world.
“We are in talks,” Danny Townsend, chief executive officer of the Australian Professional Leagues (APL), the organization that runs the league, told the radio station SportFM. Perhaps the Portuguese are attracted by family reasons “Down Under” because Ronaldo’s grandparents live in Australia.
A third option outside of Europe could be Saudi Arabia and could even have been in the summer: Ronaldo confirmed a few days ago that he had turned down an offer of 350 million euros. “It’s true, yes, it’s true,” assured the Portuguese in his interview with Piers Morgan. “At that moment I declined.”
The reason? “I was happy here to be honest, I was motivated to have a great season here,” said Ronaldo. Does he still see it that way today?
It is quite possible that a club from Saudi Arabia will lure the 37-year-old again with a lot of money.
FC Bayern Munich
A few months ago there was some speculation about a transfer from CR7, now it should be according to the English Sportsmail renewed contact between agent Jorge Mendes and the FCB officials. sports1 however, denied the rumours.
In addition, the German record champions apparently have the opportunity to get Gladbach star Marcus Thuram at a bargain price. A change from Ronaldo to the top of the Bundesliga is therefore not realistic even after Sadio Mané’s injury.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is a top player with an outstanding career. However, the rumor that is circulating is a rumor that is not true,” said Bayern sports director Hasan Salihamidzic in the summer sky.
A return of the star would be something for romantics. At 18, the Portuguese had left the club to make history. Allegedly, his mother would like to see her son back in Portugal.
As romantic as it may sound, Ronaldo’s return is probably wishful thinking. “He will always be the best Portuguese player of all time,” the president told Frederico Varandas RTP3 in Portugal, but: “I’m not going to make any noise now. Did Ruben Amorim veto the return? No, of course not. That was never an issue and was never on the table. There was never a conversation.” For now as probably no romance…
How about a return to Italy? Ronaldo has always been associated with SSC Napoli. CR7 already knows Serie A from his time at Juve. There he scored 81 goals and 17 assists in 98 appearances.
But even if the Portuguese himself would like to move to southern Italy – Napoli don’t want him. “We won’t sign a player in January. We don’t have to change anything about this team. We’re doing well and we’re not planning any new signings,” said Cristiano Guintoli, sporting director of the Serie A leaders, almost two weeks ago. The Napoli door is probably closed.
Many roads lead to Rome. According to rumors from Italy, Roma coach Jose Mourinho is trying to lure his compatriot to the capital. Both worked successfully together at Real Madrid from 2010 to 2013.
Unfortunately for Roma, the Conference League title is not a ticket to the Champions League, only the Europa League. CR7 doesn’t want to play there. But with The Special One’s powers of persuasion, you never know…
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