Cristiano Ronaldo‘s contract with Manchester United expires at the end of this season, but it appears the Portuguese superstar is already looking for a new club. Although United has no plans to sell him, peace talks between the two camps have reportedly failed this week with Ronaldo’s heart set on playing at the very highest level while he still can. However, while he is one of the greatest players to ever play the game, his options are limited. According to widespread reports, Atlético Madrid had been a potential destination but not everyone at the Spanish club was happy with the possibility.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked to a possible return to Real Madrid, where he spent six seasons, but Bayern Munich appears to have rejected the possibility. A banner unfurled at the team’s preseason game against Numancia on Wednesday read: “CR7 not welcome.” Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn told Germany’s Sport Bild magazine that the club decided against pursuing the deal after coming to the conclusion that Ronaldo would not have fit into its philosophy.
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Cristiano Ronaldo, who scored 24 goals in all competitions for Manchester United last season, is reportedly set to leave the club this summer. Despite the fact that new manager Erik Ten Hag has said he is planning for life with Ronaldo, the player missed the entire preseason tour citing family issues. There is no doubting Ronaldo’s ability to score goals, but it appears his age and enormous wage demands are factors in putting other clubs off a potential move.
Questions remain as to whether Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo will fit into Ajax’s demanding style of play, according to trainer Erik Ten Hag. As the season opener draws closer—United kicks off against Brighton on August 7—something will have to give in his stand-off with the Red Devils. Fans will just have to hope the latest transfer saga won’t dent his legacy at the club.