With his agent Jorge Mendes distancing himself from the possibility of a Manchester United transfer, it’s clear that the player is in serious consideration of a move away from the club. Atletico Madrid have been linked with a move for the Portuguese superstar but United are ignoring their interest, according to reports. If United were to sign Ronaldo, they could end up spending as much as £90 million on his services.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United
The five-time Balon d’Or winner has been training in Portugal and is unlikely to be available for full training on Monday. United’s head coach Erik ten Hag has been tight-lipped about Ronaldo’s future, but has hinted that the Portuguese star is keen to stay for at least another season. The Portuguese has a year remaining on his contract with the club, with an option to extend it for another year.
After missing the start of United’s pre-season tour, Cristiano Ronaldo returned to England on Monday. However, the Real Madrid star is yet to train under new manager Erik ten Hag. This was a surprise for many as Ronaldo was given compassionate leave for family reasons. However, his return to Old Trafford has been seen as a positive sign by those at Old Trafford.
While United are not keen to sell Ronaldo, the Spanish club do not see him as a buy-out. But they would also not want to miss out on the chance to sign him for a record-breaking fee. In the meantime, United are set to hold talks with the player to determine his future. A new deal would allow United to pay the Portuguese forward an average of PS510,000 a week.
His agent Jorge Mendes distances himself from a deal
With the Real Madrid transfer saga raging, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has made it clear that he is not keen on a move to Manchester United. Ronaldo is reportedly willing to take a 30% pay cut to leave Old Trafford. However, that would mean that his buyout clause at Real Madrid would be null and void. Moreover, Florentino Perez is under no pressure to sell as he has been unable to raise enough funds from the players to cover the massive debt.
The agent distances himself from a possible Manchester United deal, but Richard Arnold has remained in touch with the player’s camp to keep the negotiations going. Despite the rumors circulating on the internet, United have not made any official announcement about the player. Ten Hag’s stance is that Ronaldo is not for sale, and he remains part of the club’s plans for next season.
The idea of Ronaldo joining Manchester United is being linked with several teams this summer, but it seems that he will stay at Juventus. This is in contrast to recent reports of him reportedly negotiating with Sporting Lisbon and Manchester United. In any case, Ronaldo will stay at the club until the end of his contract with the club. This is why a deal is unlikely to happen if Ronaldo chooses to leave.
His performance in the Europa League
As the summer approaches, it is likely that Cristiano Ronaldo will have talks with Manchester United about his future. The Portuguese star, who won his fifth Ballon d’Or this summer, has expressed his desire to leave Old Trafford. However, with no other suitors in sight, the Real Madrid star is expected to try and renegotiate his current contract. He may seek a 25% pay cut to avoid having to leave his current club and try to work out a new contract. Currently, Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Napoli have all distanced themselves from a deal with United, and his agent, Jorge Mendes, has also tried to sell him to other elite clubs.
The club have said that the Portuguese international is unlikely to be available for their first Premier League game on 7 August. While the five-time Balon d’Or winner has not trained this week, it has been suggested that United are counting on him for this season. With only a month left in the summer transfer window, it would be surprising if Ronaldo did not return to training. In the absence of Ronaldo, Anthony Martial has been playing up front in the absence of the Portuguese superstar. He spent the second half of last season on loan at Sevilla, and has been a major part of United’s struggles this season.
Atletico Madrid are leading the race to sign him
After failing to land a deal with Manchester United last summer, Atletico Madrid have been linked with the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo. The move is thought to be a desperate attempt to lure the Portugal international away from United. However, fans of Atleti have expressed their displeasure and started a campaign on social media to stop the transfer. This has sparked a raging debate in the Spanish capital with some fans claiming that they would rather lose the Champions League than lose Ronaldo to another club.
In order to make this possible, Atletico need to raise around EUR40million through player sales. Diego Simeone is unlikely to sell two key players, Alvaro Morata and Saul, who each contribute around EUR20million to the club’s wage bill. Manchester United have been informed of Atletico’s interest, but the Spanish side have reportedly declared themselves ‘problematic’ by calling the transfer “unfeasible”.
The move could also open the door for Bayern Munich to join the race. Bayern recently sold Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona and could offer Ronaldo a Champions League opportunity. But Ten Hag said earlier this month that Ronaldo was not for sale. The Portuguese international has been missing the club’s pre-season tours and training on his own. However, it is unclear whether he would take a salary cut to remain at the club.
His contract expires in 2017
The Portuguese forward is set to hold talks with Manchester United over his future ahead of the 2017-18 season as his contract is up in 2017. He has revealed his desire to retire at Old Trafford, but it is not clear where he will end up. Ronaldo has been unhappy at United recently, so his departure would be an unfortunate distraction. He could be worth around PS480,000 a week, but he has not performed well recently.
The upcoming transfer window will offer a lot of opportunities for both Ronaldo and the club. While the club has been linked with the signing of Ajax striker Antony, there are still some questions about the future of the Portuguese star. After all, the player hasn’t played well for Manchester United in recent weeks, and it is unclear what will happen to him if his contract isn’t renewed.
The 27-year-old Portugal international is a dream for Manchester United fans. With a contract that ends in 2017, the Portuguese star is in a strong position to earn the maximum wages. Manchester United is likely to be able to offer him a lucrative contract that will allow him to play the game he loves. If he’s unhappy with the deal, he’ll be willing to walk away and sign a new contract with a rival.
Atletico’s performance in the Europa League may not be attractive
Reports suggest Cristiano Ronaldo is in talks with Manchester United over his future. While United are open to the idea of a loan deal, they also want to sign a long-term contract with the Portuguese international. The current deal ends at the end of the season, and interested clubs will have until the end of the window to get in. Todd Boehly is said to have a bid ready for the Real Madrid superstar. However, the club is giving Thomas Tuchel the time to pursue other targets.
In addition to the talks, the Portuguese international was pictured arriving at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground. It is believed that Sir Alex Ferguson attended the meeting with Ronaldo. Ronaldo’s contract with the club runs until June 2023, with an option to extend it for another year. However, the Real Madrid star has asked for a transfer, and Man United are willing to sell him if the price is right. However, the club would sell him only to a club outside of the Premier League.
It is thought that the Real Madrid superstar will turn down United’s offer of a new contract. However, the price is astronomical and it is unlikely to bring Ronaldo’s legacy to Manchester United. The Portuguese star wants to be at the top and end his career at the club where he won all the major football titles. In the meantime, the club will accept a loan move for the Portuguese superstar.
Atletico’s social media campaign to voice dissent
Despite being a five-time Ballon d’Or winner and top scorer last season, Ronaldo feels his future lies elsewhere. Manchester United finished sixth last season and missed out on Champions League qualification. This season, Ronaldo will likely play in the Europa League for the first time. Meanwhile, Chelsea have already ruled out a move for the Portugal international. Other interested parties include Atletico Madrid and Bayern Munich.
After announcing his desire to leave United, few clubs showed interest. In fact, he only received one concrete bid from a club. Real Madrid, Chelsea, and Bayern Munich turned down the chance to sign the Portuguese superstar. Other elite clubs, like Atletico Madrid, have been linked with a move for the forward, but have also shunned the idea. The club would have to sell other players to fund the move.
Despite being rumoured to be on the verge of leaving Manchester United, the Portuguese international is expected to meet with the club’s officials this week. During the summer, he was granted extra time to spend with his family. But a recent report in the Guardian reported that the striker was back at Old Trafford on Monday and will hold crunch talks with Manchester United about his future.