Can Manchester United afford Cristiano Ronaldo? That is a question that has been looming over the club’s board for some time now. The Portuguese striker has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. If Ronaldo does sign for the Spanish giants, can United afford his wage demands? And if Manchester United cannot, would Real be willing to make a higher offer for the player? The answer to both of these questions is yes.
Real Madrid are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid are reportedly interested in re-signing Ronaldo, who is currently with Juventus. The Portuguese has been linked with a return to Real Madrid this summer, and it would certainly be a surprise if he decides to leave the club. Despite being linked with Juventus and Inter, Dybala is the only Argentine forward with Premier League experience. Dybala has the versatility to play as a right-sided forward or secondary striker, giving Real Madrid an additional option in the middle of the pitch. In addition, Real Madrid could sign someone to replace the injured and out-of-form Karim Benzema.
Although it is possible that Paris Saint-Germain could sign Cristiano Ronaldo next season for nothing, the French side are likely to hold on to Kylian Mbappe until 2022. While Real Madrid are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, they are also keen on Kylian Mbappe, who has turned down three renewal offers from Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappe is only 22 years old, but the French club sees him as the face of football next decade and the next generation of players.
Manchester United are also interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, with Erik ten Hag set to take over from David Rangnick at Old Trafford. However, Ronaldo’s future under ten Hag is uncertain. It is also unknown if United will be able to keep their star player. The club has also been linked with other players, including Aurelien Tchouameni and Antonio Rudiger.
Real Madrid have a stacked midfield already. Tchouameni would fit in nicely as a defensive midfielder alongside Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. But the price tag of EUR100m may put Los Blancos off. The German side are trying to tie down Serge Gnabry. However, they will need to reassess their options for the future.
Manchester United are open to offers for the striker
After a long time of speculation, Manchester United have finally revealed that they are not interested in selling Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international is under contract at Old Trafford until the summer of 2019. His representatives have assessed the interest of top European clubs. Those clubs include Chelsea, Real Madrid, and Paris Saint-Germain. However, United have been slow to make a signing this transfer window. Paul Pogba and Edinson Cavani have already left the club. Meanwhile, Ronaldo re-joined the club last year after spending a successful season at Juventus. However, his performances have not been able to prevent United from qualifying for the Champions League.
The timing of this transfer is a concern for Manchester United fans. The former Real Madrid forward has made it clear that he wants out, and has asked to leave the club after one year. However, his timing is undoubtedly poor given the fact that he knew that United would not make the Champions League at the start of the summer. Some have suggested that the trigger was pulled because of the interest from Chelsea. Another question mark surrounds United’s decision to sell Ronaldo to the likes of Chelsea.
There is a great deal of speculation surrounding the Manchester United free agent. In addition to Ronaldo, a number of players at the club are out on loan. Lee Grant left the club last month, and Nemanja Matic and Jesse Lingard are also out on loan. Dean Henderson has also recently left the club on season-long loan to Nottingham Forest. United are also open to offers for Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Andreas Pereira. And finally, it could be the case that Anthony Martial leaves Manchester United in the first season of his tenure as manager.
Ronaldo wants to play in the Champions League
Manchester United’s five-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he wants to join a club that can win the Champions League. While Manchester United will play in the Europa League next season, the former Real Madrid star would rather play for a Champions League-winning club. But it’s not clear whether Manchester United will sell their star forward to get him. Earlier, Ronaldo’s agent spoke with Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly to discuss his transfer plans. Meanwhile, Napoli and Bayern Munich have been linked with the star. But PSG has not been linked with the winger.
United’s new coach, Erik ten Hag (formerly of Ajax), has made it clear that he wants to bring in the Portugal captain. Ten Hag announced last month that Ronaldo would be part of the plan for the new season. Ronaldo joined United from Sporting CP in 2003. While there, he scored 118 goals in 292 games and helped the club win four league titles. He is a perennial top scorer in the Serie A and is set to lead Portugal to the World Cup later this year.
In his career, Ronaldo has surpassed Messi’s tally of 125 goals, but is still a long way behind. The Portuguese forward has a total of 141 goals, but Messi has 125. As for the Champions League, he’s more likely to win than Messi. However, he’ll probably have to wait a few more seasons before he can challenge the Argentine.
Ronaldo’s wage demands
Manchester United’s move to sign Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo has triggered much debate, and it is clear that the Portuguese is a man whose wage demands are high. The player has said he wants to be paid PS20 million per year, which equates to PS385,000 a week. A source close to the club confirmed the report, saying that Ronaldo will not be offered the maximum amount he asked for.
While the Portuguese international hasn’t reached an agreement with Real Madrid over a new contract, he’s been able to convince the club to lower his buyout clause, paving the way for other clubs to sign him. The club’s president Florentino Perez has said that he’ll do whatever he can to keep the star, but the club’s board has been more interested in signing other players instead.
Manchester City are not prepared to meet Ronaldo’s wage demands. The player’s salary demands will make potential suitors sceptical. Ronaldo still has a year left on his current contract, and Manchester United are unlikely to sell him, as they will compete in the Europa League next season. Despite the huge wage demands, Manchester United are unlikely to sell the star, as the club won’t be able to afford it.
Manchester United have been able to retain Cristiano Ronaldo and make him the highest-paid player in the Premier League. According to Forbes data, the forward will earn more than PS56 million per week in 2022. With his release clause in place, Manchester United may be forced to match this salary. Cristiano Ronaldo is already the highest-paid player in the Premier League, but Manchester United have had to bump him up in order to keep him.
Newcastle United’s interest in signing Ronaldo
The Portuguese international has been linked with a move to Newcastle United. However, Manchester United have denied any interest in signing the striker. In recent weeks, there have been reports that the Blues have also been linked with the Portuguese international. Meanwhile, Chelsea are also rumoured to be interested in signing the former Real Madrid player. And the rumour mill continues to turn as Todd Boehly has met with super agent Jorge Mendes.
Aside from Juventus’s interest in Newcastle, there has also been speculation linked with the Italian international. Juventus were close to signing Chiesa in the summer, but the Italian club decided against it. Chiesa is a great fan of Ronaldo and would certainly want to join the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer-led side. Newcastle have also been linked with Gareth Bale, Philippe Coutinho and Anthony Martial. Adding Cristiano Ronaldo would be a bold signing for Newcastle, and would likely attract major attention.
While Ronaldo has been linked with a move to Manchester United and Chelsea, a Newcastle move is not without possibility. The Portuguese has reportedly told Manchester United that he would leave the club if he were offered a deal. However, there are doubts over his compatibility with new manager Erik ten Hag. That is why Newcastle United need to find a replacement for Ronaldo to get back in the Champions League.
It’s no secret that the Qataris at PSG are keen on signing Ronaldo. Now, the Saudi-backed Newcastle United are also interested in the Portuguese striker. And while Newcastle don’t have the Champions League to lure Ronaldo, they’d be able to offer him the money that he’s worth. It’s no secret that Newcastle United are prepared to make a major change to their squad in the coming months.