No chance to recover the relationship. The love story (bis) between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United is at the end of the credits. In January, after the World Cup, the Portuguese will play for another team. The question is, where will it go?
CR7 requested and obtained the sale in January
The season of CR7 is, at the moment, disastrous. To date, only one goal (in the Europa League) and a lot of bench. The last slap came during the match against Manchester City with the Portuguese left on the bench all the time.
Tired of being treated like one of many, the five-time Ballon d’Or would ask for (and get) the green light from manager Erik ten Hag to leave Manchester United in January. A farewell that smacks of failure on both sides. The Red Devils are unhappy, more Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7: first the World Cup, then the search for the right club
After failing to find a top club willing to invest in his client in the summer (he was also offered to Napoli), Jorge Mendes will have to find the right club for CR7 soon.
First, however, the Portuguese wants to enjoy what will be his last World Cup. Being able to do well in Qatar could help him in his search for a new team where he can be sure of playing as a starter and, possibly, get back to breathe the air of the Champions League that he is missing so much. The 37-year-old striker still feels capable of making a difference and is aiming for an important goal.
Future Cristiano Ronaldo, all possible destinations
It is difficult to understand who can invest in the 37-year-old former striker, among others, of Real Madrid and Juventus. At home they would be happy to see him with the Sporting Lisbon jersey but the economic limits of the operation seem insuperable.
Chelsea could be back in fashion. His return to Real Madrid is more complicated, if not impossible. Then there are the alternative solutions, above all Saudi Arabia (it would be covered with gold) but the feeling is that the Portuguese wants to continue playing in Europe. It’s Italy? It is unlikely that he will be able to return to the Serie A fields. No top seems to be able to afford someone like CR7, at least not the one seen in Manchester.