Cristiano Ronaldo is at the forefront of one of the window’s most iconic transfer sagas. He has informed Manchester United that he wants to leave the club to play football in the Champions League. The decision to leave needs to be further cemented in his mind after United’s two consecutive defeats in the Premier League. Now that the transfer window deadline is approaching, Ronaldo is running out of options. However, his old club Sporting remain open to a move from Ronaldo. Sporting can offer the player Champions League playing time, something United cannot.
European clubs like Bayern Munich, Chelsea, PSGand real Madrid have all turned down the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo this season. According to that Independently, a move to Sporting is a serious option for the player. Sporting want to sign the player on a free transfer this season. Moreover, United are also ready to let the player leave this season. Now there are fierce internal debates about Ronaldo in the club.
Many people within the club seem to have the view that relieving Ronaldo is the first step in starting United’s rebuilding. However, the upper hierarchy has totally resisted the idea of the player leaving. Not only because of Ronaldo’s sporting ability, but also because of its commercial value.
Ten Hag is ready to let Ronaldo go
During the pre-season, Ten Hag had expressed his excitement about working with Ronaldo. He even advocated for the club to keep the player at all costs. But now a report from the Athletic claims the player is upset by Ten Hag’s high-pressing tactics. United now have an unlucky star forward and no backup for the forward. The Red Devils are now scrambling to find Ronaldo’s replacement before the transfer window closes.
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