Ronaldo’s exit from Manchester United has been complicated by Atletico’s refusal to sell their strikers, but it does have a bright side. United have striker Frenkie de Jong, who would be more than happy to leave Barcelona for the Premier League. And the Spanish giants are also eager to sign Ronaldo, but the Red Devils have already rejected a EUR80 million bid from Chelsea.
Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United complicated by Atletico strikers transfer refusal
Atletico Madrid’s strikers have refused to sell Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portugal international has been linked with a move to Chelsea for some time. While he’s not the only player unwilling to leave Manchester United, Atletico have been linked with other Premier League players such as Luka Modric and Ashley Young. If this is true, then the club will have to cut the transfer fee to keep Ronaldo.
The club have also been unable to convince the Brazilian to transfer to the Spanish side. The strikers’ transfer refusal has made his departure from Manchester United all the more complicated. While Real would love to have Ronaldo, they can’t afford the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Instead, they are keen to sign another top striker. That is why Atletico have been linked with him.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been reluctant to return to Manchester United following his announcement that he wanted to leave. While the club’s new manager Erik ten Hag has been in charge of the club’s transfer policy, the striker has refused to join the club for pre-season training. The news of the transfer refusal has thrown the mood at Old Trafford into gloom. Despite the negativity, new manager Erik Ten Hag is now dispelling the cloud of doubt.
Atletico’s refusal to sell Ronaldo’s transfer has caused a crisis in the dressing room. The club is not interested in selling Mata, but manager Erik ten Hag has made it clear that he expects the midfielder to stay at the club. However, this doesn’t mean that Mata will not be sold, which makes his departure from Old Trafford all the more unlikely.
Frenkie de Jong is willing to leave Barcelona for the Premier League
The rumours are that the Atletico strikers have rejected a move to Manchester United and Frenkie de Jong has also been on the Red Devils transfer list. The Dutchman has been linked with a move to Manchester United for a long time, but is currently on a preseason tour with Barcelona. Manchester United are keen to sign the striker and the deal looks set to go through despite the snags with the striker.
However, it’s still not all rosy news for Manchester United, who are chasing the Brazilian forward. The Portuguese international has yet to train with United’s new manager Erik ten Hag and has also missed the club’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia. Ronaldo’s transfer request to leave is a matter of security and he wants to play Champions League football next season. However, Manchester United chiefs are insisting that he’ll remain at the club until he reaches an agreement. The striker’s transfer refusal could lead to two months of out-of-season training for Paul Pogba, as the United star is on loan at Juventus.
There’s no doubt that Atletico have approached Ronaldo in the hopes of luring him to the Spanish club. A lucrative offer from Saudi Arabia is believed to have prompted the Portuguese striker to turn down the lucrative move. Atletico have also been linked to the Ajax winger Antony, who has agents in Europe. While a move to Manchester United is unlikely, it’s possible that the Atletico striker could end up at Old Trafford if he refuses the offer.
While the new manager is likely to be able to afford a high fee, it’s unlikely that the Atletico strikers’ transfer refusal will prevent them from signing a player who’s worth a lot more. In the long run, it would benefit both sides to get a good deal for Ronaldo. He would not just be able to sign for the highest bidder but would also benefit from a bigger budget.
Diego Simeone wants to sign Ronaldo for Atletico Madrid
Atletico Madrid have been linked with a move for Ronaldo after he was rejected by Bayern Munich. While the Bundesliga club has distanced themselves from the prospect of signing Ronaldo, Simeone is said to want to sign the Portuguese forward. If Simeone signs Ronaldo, it would be a major coup for Atletico. The former Portugal international is a serial winner and a major addition to Atletico’s attacking line-up.
According to reports, Atletico are willing to sell some of their players in order to raise EUR40 million. Saul and Alvaro Morata are two players that contribute around EUR20 million to the club’s wage bill. However, it is thought that Manchester United will not offer Ronaldo a loan deal or extend his contract if he leaves on a free transfer. However, the club will have to make a decision before letting Ronaldo go. They have a pre-season friendly against Diego Simeone’s side.
According to reports, Simeone wants to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United for around PS34 million. Ronaldo has expressed his desire to move to an European team after failing to secure a place at Manchester United. This could be the perfect way to get the Portuguese superstar, who has been linked with Atletico for months now. Despite the fact that Simeone is a former Manchester United manager, he still believes that the club is a better fit for him and believes Ronaldo’s upcoming moves to Atletico are a good one.
Atleti may not be able to afford a move for Ronaldo without selling a number of players. It is possible that Atleti will have to sell Thomas Lemar and Saul Niguez in order to raise the funds required to sign the Portuguese international. But if Atleti cannot afford a transfer fee of this scale, they may be forced to sell the player for millions of euros.
But Simeone has to cut the wage bill in order to lure Ronaldo. Unless Simeone cuts the wage bill, it is unlikely that the club will be able to sign Ronaldo. A recent offer of EUR120m for Antoine Griezmann has been rejected by Paris Saint-Germain. The France international is currently midway through a two-year loan deal with an obligation to buy clause of EUR40m.
Chelsea’s speculative bid for Ronaldo is much lower than the EUR80m the Red Devils were prepared to pay
A speculative Chelsea bid for Cristiano Ronaldo is much lower than the EUR80 million that Manchester United were willing to pay for the Portugal international. However, this could increase to EUR23 million with add-ons. This would leave Chelsea with an excellent position to sign a world-class player for a fraction of the price.
Manchester United have placed a price tag on Cristiano Ronaldo and it seems that Chelsea have shown a keen interest in the Portuguese international. Chelsea’s co-owner Todd Boehly has stepped up the pressure on the players by meeting with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes. Bayern Munich and PSG have reportedly been informed of United’s interest in Ronaldo, but they are not yet in the race for his signature.
Despite the interest in Ronaldo from Chelsea, the Premier League giants have ruled out selling the ‘Juventus target’ Anthony Martial to any European club. Martial’s Old Trafford career has been unpredictable and stalled following a loan spell to Sevilla. However, he is expected to start in the Premier League under new manager Erik ten Hag, and it’s likely that the Portuguese international will battle for a place in the starting line-up against Brighton.
The Premier League side have already secured the signing of Luis Suarez from Nacional for EUR85 million. They have also completed the signing of Raphinha from Leeds United for EUR17 million. Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s departure would leave room for Frenkie de Jong, a player who is reportedly keen to move to Chelsea.