Ronaldo is quitting Manchester United this summer

The Portuguese superstar requested a transfer in early July, according to the English newspaper The Times. It has been associated with other clubs since since. Five-time Golden Ball winners have not yet been sought for. But why specifically?

Ronaldo is quitting Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has had an incredible career, with 698 goals and 230 assists in 933 games, five Champions League crowns, and the European Championship. The Portuguese is still a show of power at the age of 37. He led his club in scoring last year with 24 goals for Manchester United. Despite this, the Red Devils finished seventh in the Premier League and were unable to go to the Champions League. Moreover, Ronaldo is committed to playing there.

As a result, there have been numerous rumours spread about the superstar’s future. A Premier League player was also connected to Bayern. In “Kicker,” club president Oliver Kahn stated: “A transfer would not match our ideology, as much as I admire Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the greatest.”

Barcelona is pondering pulling off a massive coup in Spain, in the meantime. The discussions with Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s advisor, were revealed by President Joan Laporta: “It’s true, I did go to lunch with him. The transfer period has begun.” Nothing further is understood.

Another ludicrous rumour has just started to spread. Ronaldo would be excited to join Paris Saint-Germain, as Le Parisien reported. There, he could compete against Lionel Messi.

Ronaldo has played in England’s top division 19 times since moving from Lisbon in 2003. After two UEFA Cup games with Sporting, he was done.

So Ronaldo wants out now. He wants a Champions League club. United can’t offer that. Despite Ronaldo, England barely made the Europa League. This reduces buyers.

He’s 37. Many of his peers quit earlier. The Times reports that Ronaldo feels he has “three or four years” left. His discipline keeps him world-class. How long?

Responsible squad strategists and club managers who invest in the future ponder this question. Because Ronaldo is too pricey.

Whoever wants the 2016 European champion must pay $15 million. It sounds like a bargain (current market value: 30 million), but there’s a significant catch: Ronaldo’s pay.

According to “The Sun,” Ronaldo makes $560,000 at Man U. That’s nearly 29 million euros a year. He’s the Premier League’s biggest earner. Juventus (2018-2021) paid him more than United (31 million). He may be unemployed again. Still costly.

AS Roma and Napoli, who have been linked to Ronaldo, can’t afford him. Newcastle is involved in all significant money transfers. They won’t even play in Europa League next season. Ronaldo shouldn’t join this club.

Ronaldo could play wherever offensively. He’s the classic nine now. Also, he’s not as strong as he was a few years ago.

Which Champions League contender is seeking for a quality centre forward? Small bunch. Barcelona wants Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, PSG wants Hugo Ekitike or Gianlucca Scamacca, and Bayern wants Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt.

Chelsea rumours are hotter. Todd Boehly and Ronaldo’s agent Mendes reportedly met in Portugal to explore a transfer to Chelsea. The Daily Mail reports that coach Thomas Tuchel doesn’t like the player’s style. He desires offensive versatility. Ronaldo, a centre forward, rarely presses.

So where can Ronaldo go?
According to several media outlets in Italy and England, the Portuguese will certainly not go on Friday with Manchester United on a preparatory tour to Thailand and Australia. CR7 will get a few days off from his club “to deal with personal and family problems”.

For the new United coach Erik, this Hag, the matter is – from his point of view – quite simple. Ronaldo has to stay. This Hag explained: “Cristiano Ronaldo is not for sale, he is not with us for personal reasons. Cristiano and I are planning this season and that’s it.”