Cristiano Ronaldo is said to want to leave Manchester United this summer.
Ronaldo was recently named Manchester United’s Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year after an outstanding personal season. United as a whole had a poor season, finishing without a title and failing to qualify for the Champions League.
According to La Repubblica, the Portuguese star has urged his agent Jorge Mendes to seek him a move away from Manchester United.
According to the source, Roma is now interested in bringing Ronaldo back to Italy.
Ronaldo is said to be dissatisfied with Erik ten Hag’s plans, and the lack of Champions League play has influenced his choice.
Roma will also be without Champions League football next season, making a move to Jose Mourinho’s side seem doubtful, while Sporting Lisbon has also been mooted as a possible destination for Ronaldo.
If Ronaldo does depart the club, Manchester United will need to find a replacement quickly. With Edinson Cavani leaving at the conclusion of his contract, a striker is required this summer whether Ronaldo leaves or not.
Replacing Ronaldo will be difficult, as the 37-year-old is still scoring at the greatest level.