12.07.2022 » Where could Ronaldo go this summer?
Cristiano Ronaldo could move away from Manchester United this summer as speculation about the Portuguese star's future at Old Trafford continues. Ronaldo did not travel with Manchester United to Thailand for the Red Devil's pre-season preparations. The forward was not at training as the team returned from their summer break, but the Portuguese international has reportedly been granted extended leave this summer due to personal issues. Rumours about the 36-year-olds next move continue to circle as he has made no firm commitment to remain at United this season, even though he has one year remaining on his contract. With Ronaldo's future still unconfirmed, we look at some of his potential next moves and see where the bookies are speculating, he may go next. Sites like Brazino777 online betting will continue to monitor the situation until it becomes clear where Ronaldo will be finishing what can only be his final few years at the peak of the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo - Transfer News from Sky Sports:
Currently, Chelsea are the favourites to sign Ronaldo during the summer window. Ronaldo has been continuously linked with the Blues as it seems the forward is eager to play in the Champions League again this season.
Chelsea had a disappointing first full season under Thomas Tuchel in 2021/22, failing to win a major trophy and finishing third in the Premier League. As a result, Ronaldo could step in to provide some further quality for the Blues.
The West London club were recently brought by Todd Boehly and funding may not be an issue. However, with the expected arrival of Raheem Sterling at Stamford Bridge, it is uncertain whether Thomas Tuchel will need another senior forward in his side. Also, after Romelu Lukaku's disappointing return last summer, Tuchel could be cautious about another high-profile transfer.
Bayern Munich are also reportedly interested in signing Ronaldo this summer. The German giants are likely to lose their star striker Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona during the transfer window and Ronaldo has appeared as an ideal replacement.
Ultimately, the Bundesliga champions would replace a veteran striker with another. However, it is unclear whether Ronaldo would favour the move considering his agent, Jorge Mendes recently spoke with Chelsea's new chairman.
Furthermore, Munich regularly targets young stars as part of their transfer philosophy, so Ronaldo would not fit these criteria.
Paris St German appears to be another favourite with Chelsea to sign Ronaldo. Already, PSG has one of the most world-class squads in Europe, with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar at the club.
However, contact has reportedly been made between Mendes and PSG as the Ligue 1 champions hope to add to their star-studded team. Also, wage demands and a transfer fee would be no great issue for PSG as they are owned by the Qatar Sports Investments company.
Despite the ongoing rumours of Ronaldo joining PSG, it remains uncertain given the recent change in manager at the club. The previous boss Mauricio Pochettino was sacked after the end of the season and he was replaced with Christophe Galtier.
In his first season in charge, Galtier may avoid bringing in a seasoned veteran to the club. Also, the French coach reportedly wants to trim his large squad, which could leave little room for Ronaldo at the Parc des Princes this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United is on July 12, against Liverpool. You can watch Manchester United vs Liverpool, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Olot vs Barça, Man City vs Club America, Everton vs Arsenal, and Kawasaki vs PSG, all matches provided from our live soccer game pages.
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