A new chapter in the saga of Cristiano Ronaldo and his future at Manchester United with a view to the following campaign. This Saturday, The Times newspaper pointed out that the striker contacted the board to request that they grant him all the facilities to leave the institution in case an attractive offer arrives for him in the development of the transfer market.
According to the report of the English medium, the Portuguese argued to the high command of the entity that he has sporting and personal reasons to make that unexpected decision. As you remember, the footballer still has a signed contract with the ‘Red Devils’ until June 2023. On his return to Old Trafford, from Juventus, the Portuguese committed himself for two years.
On the sporting side, Cristiano Ronaldo wants to play for the rest of his career in the Champions League. This campaign, the ‘Red Devils’ will settle for the Europa League, after being in sixth place in the Premier League table for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Since he left Sporting Lisboa in 2003, the ‘Comandante’ has chained 19 campaigns playing the main stage of the Champions League. In that sense, the 37-year-old star believes that he has left “three or four” seasons to continue competing at the highest level. Therefore, his ambition is to join a club where he can win on a collective and individual level.
In this context, according to The Times, staying at Manchester United may delay some of his goals. With the arrival of Erik Ten Hag there is optimism, but the footballer fears that the reconstruction of the squad will take too long and, possibly, he will be left without lifting trophies, as in the past year.
On the other hand, the cited source explained that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the city after living “a complicated period” with his family. Of course, people close to the Portuguese star clarified that, despite the express wish, ‘CR7’ has a deep respect for Manchester United and its fans.
What are Cristiano Ronaldo’s options?
A few days ago, Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, met with the new owner of Chelsea. The Athletic reported that, among so many issues, the characters talked about a possible move by the “Blues” for the scorer, but they did not go into more detail regarding figures.
Likewise, in Italy they insist that the player will return to Serie A at the hands of Roma. Moreover, the ex-selected Angelo Di Livi announced that Cristiano Ronaldo will be presented on July 7 as a reinforcement for the capital. The truth is that this version seems complicated because the Portuguese does not want to play in the Europa League, a tournament that ‘Loba’ qualified for.