Devastated by the situation at Manchester United, both on the pitch and in the locker room, Cristiano Ronaldo could ask to change clubs next summer. But who could welcome the fivefold Ballon d’Or at the end of their career?
🟥 Staying at Manchester United by default…
After his sensational debut with Manchester United, where he made a symbolic return last summer, aged 36, Cristiano Ronaldo is unhappy. Unsurprisingly, the Red Devils, even with the change of coach, are not playing for the Premier League title and “CR7” is irritated by the lack of rigor of some of his teammates. He would have already asked to leave the Mancunian club in the event of non-qualification for the next Champions League. Ralf Rangnick’s men have the talent, offensively, to finish in the top four and, since few clubs will try to attract him next summer, Ronaldo could be “forced” to stay. Much like it was the case for several years at the Juventus.
🗼 Join Messi at PSG!
With an annual salary of 30 million euros, Ronaldo is a player accessible to very few European clubs. the PSG could achieve a new crazy move to associate the Portuguese star with the other legend of modern football, Lionel Messi. The Parisian leaders are currently looking to extend Kylian Mbappé and imagine enlisting Erling Haaland in the event of the departure of the tricolor prodigy. But if the two young prodigies end up at Real Madrid, “CR7” could be a plausible solution for PSG, especially since the native of Funchal has always imagined playing at the Parc des Princes.
🏳 Acting as understudy at Real Madrid
Frustrated (already) by the situation at Juventus last spring, Cristiano Ronaldo had first imagined a big return to the Real Madrid, which he had left in July 2018. This was without taking into account the desire of President Florentino Pérez to roll out the red carpet for Kylian Mbappé. The French international should land in the Spanish capital next summer and if Real fail to do a double blow with Haaland, he could very well offer, this time, a status of luxury joker to his former number 7 star, understudying the Mbappé-Benzema-Vinicius trio. Siuuu?
🇮🇹 Stacking the goals in Serie A
The Italian experience quickly turned sour for Cristiano Ronaldo in the Juventus jersey. “CR7” however stacked the goals against the defenses grouped in Serie A, finishing at 31 and 29 goals in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021. Today, it is the two Milanese clubs which have the means to pay for Ronaldo: AC Milan in the event of the departure of a Zlatan Ibrahimovic visibly at the end (at 40 years old) and an Inter Milan which would be in the sights of the PIF, the investment fund of Saudi Arabia which has already bought Newcastle.
❤️ Play in Portugal
As he soon celebrates his 37th birthday, the captain of the Portuguese Selecao still wants to play at the (very) high level until he is 42 years old. Unlike Messi, Ronaldo does not dream of finishing in MLS in order to take advantage of the anonymity of Miami or Los Angeles. Perhaps he will end his career with a freelance at Sporting, his training club. The Lisbon club has finally been crowned champion of Portugal, after a 19-year drought, thanks in particular to the young strategist Ruben Amorim. The Lions lack the financial muscle to welcome Ronaldo, however, with the club’s biggest salary given to loanee Pablo Sarabia at €5million. The Portuguese idol should make a huge financial effort to regain the championship of his debut.