Cristiano Ronaldo is pushing harder than ever to leave Manchester United this summer. He is not pleased by the club’s ambitions for the next season and the lack of Champions League. The Portuguese international is willing to dishonor his two-year contract and leave Old Trafford before the end of his contract next season. Ronaldo returned to the United last season from Juventus. He scored 24 goals across all formats. But the Red Devils stumbled and could not finish better than sixth in the Premier League table.
The United secured their least points in the club’s history last season, failing to qualify for the European League. The 37-year-old’s agent Jorge Mendes has been keenly hunting for a new club. However, Ronaldo has faced some setbacks recently, with many top clubs withdrawing any interest in the five-time Ballon d’Or winner. Media reports linked Ronaldo to clubs like Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and PSG. However, the football outfits revealed their lack of interest in the forms of official statements, pulling themselves out of a possible Cristiano Ronaldo trade.
Thus, with most of the top clubs out of the race, Cristiano does not have many options left. But, there is one rival club that is willing to bid on Ronaldo. Atletico Madrid is believed to be keen on a possible Ronaldo transfer from Old Trafford. The Portuguese legend used to play for Real Madrid and faced a lot of heat from Atletico fans when the two sides met. However, with not many options left, Ronaldo might have to endanger his Real legacy to secure his future.
As per Marca, Atletico has some financial issues and would need to sell a couple of players to make way for Ronaldo. Luckily, Ronaldo’s agent is willing to take a pay cut which would make it easier for Los Rojinlancos. It seems that Atletico has already started to make the right move in order to fit Ronaldo into their squad.
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Further, several media outlets reported that the Red Devils are willing to let go of Ronaldo if he extends his contract to 2024. Thus, Manchester United is willing to send Ronaldo on loan to the European club if he returns to the club for the 2023-24 season. Moreover, Atletico Madrid is already working on making way for Ronaldo on their squad.
They are working on an Antoine Griezman transfer deal in order to get a financial leeway, which would come in handy during a potential Ronaldo transfer. The French national joined the European club as a part of a two-year loan from Barcelona with a buying obligation. However, Atletico is considering selling the 31-year-old to bring Ronaldo in. It would be exciting to find out if Ronaldo stays at United or finally move to another club for the next season.