Cristiano Ronaldo has an indefinite future at Manchester United, but will have to hurry to find a new home this season. After accumulating “no’s” during the ball market, the Portuguese has about 15 days to close with another club.
The windows of the main European leagues — English, Spanish, French, Italian and German — close on September 1 (Thursday). United are willing to release the athlete, upon the arrival of another striker, but the problem is that the main clubs were not interested in CR7.
Yesterday, the Italian newspaper “Corriere dello Sport” reported that the Portuguese’s manager, Jorge Mendes, offered the player to Milan and Inter Milan. However, the high salary of the shirt 7, who defended Juventus between 2018 and 2020, made both teams refuse an eventual negotiation.
The Italian duo joins the long list of European elite teams that turned down Cristiano Ronaldo. Real Madrid, for example, did not want the return of the greatest scorer in its history. After winning the UEFA Supercup, Merengue president Florentino Pérez highlighted the age of the Portuguese, who is now 38 years old.
Atletico Madrid, on the other hand, flirted with the Portuguese, but the fans vetoed it. After Diego Simeone waved positively for the signing of Ronaldo, fans issued a note of rejection on social networks and spread posters in a friendly match. As a result, the negotiation did not go ahead.
Meanwhile, in Germany, Bayern Munich said that a possible arrival of CR7 to replace Robert Lewandowski – who went to Barcelona – would not be in line with club policy.
“We discussed Cristiano Ronaldo internally. I consider him one of the greatest players of all time. But we came to the conclusion that, despite the admiration for Cristiano, he doesn’t fit our philosophy,” said Oliver Kahn, one of the most influential in the Bavarian club.
And Cristiano Ronaldo’s morale is low even in England itself. In July, the Portuguese was close to reinforcing Chelsea, but coach Thomas Tuchel “vetoed” the signing. According to the Spanish newspaper “AS”, the Chelsea manager’s decision was taken after a conversation with Ralf Rangnick, former Manchester United manager.
With an uncertain future, Cristiano Ronaldo has already debuted this season for United and saw the team being massacred by Brentford last Saturday. The scenario also generated annoyance among the players. According to the British newspaper The Athletic, CR7 is having lunch alone at the Carrington training center.