The rumours about Cristiano Ronaldo are not new. Manchester United has previously said they will not sell the Portuguese superstar. Atletico Madrid are also rumoured to be interested in signing the player. Regardless of the rumours, it is hard to imagine Manchester United not wanting Ronaldo. The Portuguese international is a proven winner who has starred for Man Utd and the club is desperate to retain his services.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly returned to Manchester United to discuss a possible departure with his agent Jorge Mendes. The Portuguese forward had been out of training for three weeks while on compassionate leave due to family matters. However, the 29-year-old has already made it clear to Manchester United bosses that he wants to leave the club and sign for Barcelona. The Portuguese international wants to play Champions League soccer for 20 consecutive seasons and would love to play for a club that can afford to sign him. While it might be a difficult task to find a club that can afford Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes has experience of completing tricky transfers.
After earning his stripes as a nightclub DJ, Mendes went on to be an agent and brokered the transfer of young Ronaldo from Sporting to Manchester United. In addition to being a top agent, Mendes has signed several other notable players. In fact, Ronaldo was Mendes’ most high-profile client during the summer transfer window. Despite being a well-known name in soccer, Mendes has a bleak past. He is accused of moving in without the proper channels and implementing third-party ownership on players.
While the move to Manchester United looked dead earlier this week, Real Madrid has yet to reject it, despite the fact that it’s the best option for Ronaldo’s future. After all, Mendes is one of the best in the business and has already spoken to the club’s head coach, Thomas Tuchel. The deal has been put on hold due to a lack of clarity. But as with all deals in football, the details are not yet clear.
Despite Ronaldo’s influence on the world of football, it’s hard to say exactly what Ronaldo is going to give his agent. Despite receiving awards for his work, Mendes hasn’t revealed what he’ll give his client when he gets married. But, he can’t top that gift. In fact, he’ll probably never top the present Ronaldo gave him.
Ronaldo’s absence from United’s pre-season tour
Cristiano Ronaldo’s absence from Man Utd’s preseason tour will fuel speculation over his future. Despite the news that the Portuguese star is in Portugal, the Portuguese international has not returned to the club. Despite a reported transfer request, he has been training with Portugal’s national team at their base in Lisbon. This week’s absence will further fuel speculation that Ronaldo wants to leave. It is understood that Cristiano has told Manchester United that he would prefer to move on to a more lucrative club. However, it’s difficult to find a club who can match Cristiano’s PS500,000-a-week wage. Also, Manchester United’s position will be very hard to match in the Champions League, and even if they do, it will be difficult to attract a suitable replacement.
In a rare show of solidarity with his country, Ronaldo Mendes’ absence from Manchester United’s pre-season tour is an unusual one. The Portuguese star is still awaiting an offer from Real Madrid, which will give the club the extra time they need to sort out the family issue. The absence of Ronaldo Mendes will have a detrimental impact on the tour, not only on the club but also on the team’s reputation.
Despite Ronaldo’s absence, United’s top scorer has kept his position. With a year left on his contract, he could decide to leave the club in the near future. If United don’t make a decision before then, the Portuguese star will likely continue to pursue other options. Currently, United are not in the Champions League this season. The club’s top-scoring player believes the club isn’t capable of helping him achieve his goals.
There are two reasons why Ronaldo Mendes’ absence from Man U’s pre-season tour may have been a sabotage. First, he doesn’t want to make the team’s season successful without his signature. Second, he’s unlikely to be able to win the Champions League if he doesn’t have a deal in place. And third, the manager is unlikely to want to risk his reputation by letting Ronaldo leave the club.
Atletico Madrid believed to be leading race to sign Ronaldo
It is not impossible for Atletico to sign the Portuguese striker but the club is struggling to raise the necessary funds to do so. The Spanish giants have already exceeded their financial fair play targets by EUR45million and are desperate to bring down their huge wage bill. In this race, the club has two main options: either to sell the Brazilian or sign Alvaro Morata on a free transfer.
Juventus are desperate to offload the Portuguese striker and have contacted several clubs for the player, including Atletico Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United. Juventus have not responded to their approach. Real Madrid, who have been in a transfer race with Atletico Madrid for nearly four months, are a strong contender, and they have the financial resources to pay Ronaldo’s wages.
If United fail to sign him, Ronaldo is likely to look elsewhere. The Portuguese superstar is reportedly keen on returning to Atletico and will take a wage cut if the deal is made. Manchester United’s representatives have urged the player to remain at Old Trafford and have rejected offers from Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. Nevertheless, if the Portuguese striker turns down the move to PSG, it could mean another season in Manchester for the Red Devils.
Juventus are keen to hold onto the Portugal international but are unwilling to pay the PS21m that Juve are asking for him. As a result, they are keen to chase him. Atletico have also been linked to Benfica’s rising star Joao Felix, who is a natural fit to replace Ronaldo. A new contract could cost at least PS125 million.
Real Madrid have been busy strengthening their squad in recent months, spending a reported $85 million to sign Aurelien Tchouameni, who has played for Porto for two years. Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Manchester United’s long-term target, Sven Botman. And the English champions have also been linked with a move for Wesley Fofana, who has played for Newcastle in the Premier League this season.
Manchester United’s plans for Ronaldo
Despite reports to the contrary, Man United are determined to keep Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo announced earlier this summer that he wants to join a club in the Champions League. However, the Portugal striker failed to join the club’s pre-season tours of Thailand and Australia. The rumours that surrounded the move have only heightened speculation. Ten Hag, who took over the reins at Old Trafford in March, has said that he plans to keep Ronaldo at Manchester United.
It is understood that the Portuguese international is keen to leave Manchester United this summer, and his agent, Jorge Mendes, has spoken to the club’s management about the possibility of a transfer. However, if Manchester United are to sell Ronaldo to a foreign club, they would have to negotiate a 25% pay cut and new deal. The rumours surrounding Ronaldo’s future have led to Chelsea and Bayern Munich distancing themselves from a move for their star striker. However, despite the rumours circulating around the club, Mendes has repeatedly tried to sell Ronaldo to other elite clubs.
While Manchester United have been open to offers for Ronaldo, they are still keen to hold talks with the striker. The Portuguese international has reportedly been training away from the squad in recent weeks, and new manager Erik ten Hag is hoping to have clear-air talks with the player in the coming months. The player wants to leave Old Trafford for a club in the Champions League where his output is not solely dependent on him.
Ajax star Antony is another player linked with Manchester United. Ajax’s Antony has also been linked with the club. The club has long been linked with Mendes, and a big money bid could be tabled this summer. If United make their move, Mendes could be the perfect signing. But it could be hard for them to keep the striker. And if they fail to do so, they could end up in the same predicament as Real Madrid and Liverpool.
Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Barcelona are also interested in signing the Brazilian international. It is not clear which club will sign Ronaldo – they could not afford him, so the move to Atletico Madrid is not a realistic possibility. While the player may be keen on joining the club, United’s new manager is unlikely to be a good fit. In any case, Mendes’ potential for a move to Real Madrid is still very real, as a bid by the Spanish giants may have been snubbed.