Manchester United: a suitor would have said no to Ronaldo

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A club has reportedly taken a decision on the possibility of recruiting Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo, whose departure has been formalized by Manchester United.

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Barça and PSG mentioned

Cristiano Ronaldo is free as the air. On Tuesday, Manchester United announced the termination of the Portuguese striker’s contract, running until June 2023 (+ one year option). An announcement that is anything but surprising given the statements signed by the 37-year-old star, very critical of the English club and Dutch coach Erik ten Hag. The Red Devils, who will save a substantial amount of money with his departure, intend to take advantage of the next winter transfer window to find him a replacement. Currently in Qatar to compete in the 2022 World Cup with the Portuguese, the former Real Madrid player is now looking for a new base.

The native of Funchal has no shortage of courtiers for the rest of his career. And not least, since FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain would be eyeing “CR7”. On the other side of the Channel, Chelsea is also mentioned as a possible destination. But if the latest information is to be believed, Cristiano Ronaldo should not take the direction of Stamford Bridge during the next winter transfer window. According to The Telegraph, the Blues would not want to recruit the ex-member of Juventus Turin. The London capital club had considered it last summer but would no longer be in the running for January 2023.

A small league goal

Last summer, the Chelsea staff had discussed the file with Thomas Tuchel, but the German coach has since been replaced on the bench by Graham Potter. Unless the situation turns around, Cristiano Ronaldo will not settle down in the workforce of the 2021 Champions League winner. In great difficulty since the start of the 2022-2023 season, the five-time Ballon d’Or has scored only 5 goals in 21 games in all competitions, for only one achievement in ten Premier League games.