Fabrizio Romano has provided an update on Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer predicament, stating that Portugal international is still keen to leave Manchester United despite discussions with manager Erik ten Hag.
According to Romano’s exclusive CaughtOffside piece on Substack, Jorge Mendes is poised to try again to obtain Ronaldo a move to Atletico Madrid or Bayern Munich, however, Chelsea appears to be a less feasible alternative.
It also appears that Ronaldo is not yet ready to consider a move to MLS or the Middle East, with the 37-year-old only considering such a move as a last choice.
Ronaldo appears to be still motivated to play at the highest level, with even a famous name like Manchester United not being ideal for him at this juncture in his career because he will not want to play in the Europa League.
“Cristiano Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes told Erik ten Hag that he wants to quit the club.” Mendes will continue to push for Ronaldo to join clubs such as Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid, despite both clubs publicly and privately rejecting him,” Romano writes.
“So far, no teams in Italy have made contact with Ronaldo.” Chelsea has gone silent after Thomas Tuchel turned on the chance to sign him.
“The signs from Ronaldo are clear: he wants to join a European team, and I believe a move to the MLS or the Middle East can only be an emergency solution.”
United fans will be hoping that issue is handled as soon as possible, as new manager Ten Hag could do without this saga consuming so much of his first summer in charge at Old Trafford.