According to rumors, Manchester United would require the additional £12.9 million they paid for Cristiano Ronaldo in order to allow the veteran to depart Old Trafford.
The Portugal international has reportedly decided to quit, acknowledging that the team cannot fulfill his ambition. The leads for his mark at the ebb and flow second in time are Chelsea and Bayern Munich.
Ronaldo was re-marked by Manchester United from Juventus in August of last year, outpacing Manchester City at the time.
Despite the club’s problems under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick, he went on to score 24 goals in all competitions, including 18 in the Premier League.
According to The Times, United would need the £12.9 million they paid Juventus to consider parting with their prized asset.
The Red Devils also agreed to give Juventus prizes and other stuff, which is expected to bring the total cost closer to £17 million.
With owner Todd Boehly recently having discussions with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, Chelsea has the resources necessary to reach an agreement.
Despite the fact that Joined would certainly hate to lose their No. 7 to a direct Premier League rival, a move to Stamford Bridge seems unlikely.
Even though that is the case, Chelsea is still looking for a replacement for Romelu Lukaku, who has returned to Inter Milan on loan just a year after moving back to west London.
Furthermore, it’s possible that Ronaldo may yet go for the Red Devils’ rivals given that the Blues and United are already negotiating over Juan Mata and Nemanja Matic.
Bayern Munich is also pursuing the ball.
With Barcelona making a strong effort to recruit the Poland international this summer, the Bundesliga giants are starting to look increasingly likely to lose Robert Lewandowski.
And given that they strongly pursued Sadio Mane, Ronaldo could be persuaded to move to Germany.
After defeating England, Spain, and Italy once again, it would enable the 37-year-old to play in another organization and contend for the highest honors.
Additionally, Paris Saint-Germain has been mentioned, particularly in light of their desire to release Neymar this summer.
Neymar was purchased from Barcelona for £200 million back in the summer of 2017, but he hasn’t succeeded in elevating the Ligue 1 team to Champions League prominence.
Be that as it may, PSG would need to find a purchaser for the Samba star first prior to looking after Ronaldo.
Despite Neymar’s obvious talents and reputation as arguably the finest player on the planet, they also appear to be difficult to discover, according to all sources.
A year before, when it was obvious that Ronaldo would leave Juventus for another challenge somewhere, Real Madrid was being favored to sign him.
The veteran, however, reacted angrily to rumours that he would return to the Bernabeu by turning to online entertainment, which had been written to demand that area
Jamie Carragher suggested last month that the Red Devils should release Ronaldo prior to the Erik ten Hag spell in the interim.
“I’m convinced [Ten Hag] must achieve it with Ronaldo,” he remarked. I’m convinced.
“Regardless of whether he is allowed to, that was not a good marking, and I have consistently emphasized this throughout this season.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the greatest players in history, and I’m perceived as the one correcting Ronaldo.
Ronaldo is definitely a much better player than I am, thus I was unable to try and trim his boots. I’m not saying that, though, to be rude to him; he’s amazing.
“Ronaldo has never been a part of a team this bad. He has frequently performed for outstanding groups. When you’re part of a great team, traits like his attempt to be the good guy, achieving goals, and motivating others are seen as positives.
“When you’re not playing for an exceptional team, it tends to be seen as a drawback, and I believe that has been the case this season.
“Man United cannot start the upcoming season with a forward who will be 38 years old.
Whether or not he scores goals, that is inappropriate for Man United, arguably the best club in the world.