Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United, and some unexpected destinations have been mentioned.
According to rumours, Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is looking for a new club for the Manchester United attacker.
Last season, the 37-year-old was the Red Devils’ leading scorer, but their inability to qualify for the Champions League has fueled rumors over his future.
According to the Italian tabloid La Repubblica(opens in new tab), Ronaldo’s time at Old Trafford is “over,” and the Portuguese star is looking for a new club.
The new manager’s style of play seems unsuitable for the attacker, and a surprising move to Roma has been mooted, where Ronaldo would be reunited with his old Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.
Jorge Mendes, the agent, has an excellent rapport with the capital club, and a favorable tax structure would be an added plus.
However, Roma’s Financial Fair Play concerns, combined with Ronaldo’s €23 million per year net pay demands and the Giallorossi’s inability to guarantee him Champions League play, make such a move appear exceedingly unlikely.
The report also suggests a return to Sporting CP, as the Lisbon club will compete in the Champions League group stages next season.
Ronaldo spent three years with Juventus before returning to Manchester United last summer.
During his time at Turin, he won two Serie A titles and the Coppa Italia, as well as one Golden Boot and two Player of the Year accolades.