December 8, 2022
Ronaldo's future is yet to be decided, as the Portuguese already announced his departure of Manchester United. Nevertheless, the 37-year old left door open to the top European clubs. His World Cup campaign will most likely dictate his chances of joining the elite again...
The 2022 Qatar World Cup is taking place alongside a major club football story. Cristiano Ronaldo's future is a major talking point both outside of the tournament and when Portugal steps onto the pitch. Also, If you bet on soccer games you are probably wondering where Ronaldo is going next so you can bet on the Portuguese superstar to score. At this point, Ronaldo seems desperate to impress European clubs in order to have better chances of playing the Champions League in January. However, there are not many possibilities on the table right now and Ronaldo may have to accept smaller challenges. The 37-year-old scored for his country in a 3-2 win over Ghana to kick off their World Cup campaign, and he will be eager to convince top European clubs in the upcoming days. During his messy exit from Manchester United, Ronaldo made it clear that he would like to keep playing in the Champions League. If that is not the case, he may have to settle for a Europa League club...
Cristiano Ronaldo - We are one:
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, finally together?! If this one comes to pass, it has the potential to destroy the internet. However, you should not get too excited just yet.
Not only is PSG's front line already ridiculously stacked, but it's difficult to imagine de-facto sporting director Kylian Mbappé signing off on Ronaldo's arrival. He'd most likely clash with Messi and Neymar as well. PSG loves star power, but this may be a bit much...
// Sporting Lisbon
Ronaldo began his career at Sporting, and it has long been assumed that he will return to the Portuguese giants before hanging up his boots. As things stand, the Green and Whites are considered the favorites to sign the attacker. Sporting president Frederico Varandas has refused to rule out a future move for Ronaldo, and the club's head coach, Ruben Amorim, has recently spoken highly of the forward.
Returning to Sporting would allow Ronaldo to continue playing at a high level in European football, though they did not advance from their Champions League group, so he would not be able to add to his tally in that competition.
Chelsea were linked with Ronaldo over the summer, but Thomas Tuchel, the club's head coach at the time, is said to have made it clear that he did not want the forward. According to recent reports, current manager Graham Potter is also against the experienced striker joining the club in January. However, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, is said to be determined to sign Ronaldo, and it would not be surprising to see him move to Stamford Bridge at the start of 2023.
Unlike Sporting, the Blues did qualify for the Champions League knockout round, which could influence Ronaldo's decision-making after the World Cup.
Napoli are an appealing club for any player right now, with the Blues leading Serie A by eight points over second-placed AC Milan. Meanwhile, Luciano Spalletti's side dominated the Champions League group stage, winning five of their six games to top Group A and advanced to the next round.
Napoli will face Eintracht Frankfurt in the European Cup last-16 stage, and their form this season makes them potential dark horses for the competition. The team's starting center-forward is Victor Osimhen, and the club must decide whether Ronaldo's presence would disrupt the team's flow. However, the opportunity to bring in the Portuguese on a free transfer would undoubtedly be appealing...
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Portugal in the World Cup is on December 10, against Morocco. You can watch Morocco vs Portugal, Netherlands vs Argentina, Aston Villa vs Liverpool, England vs France, Croatia vs Brazil, and Brentford vs Tottenham, all matches provided from our live soccer game pages.
Portugal next game:
Portugal vs Morocco kick-off time (10-12-2022):
Beijing (China) | UTC/GMT+8: 23:00
India (New Delhi) | UTC/GMT+5.30: 20:30
Italy (Turin) | UTC/GMT+1: 16:00
Spain (Madrid) | UTC/GMT+1: 16:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | UTC/GMT+0: 15:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | UTC/GMT-3: 12:00
New York (United States) | UTC/GMT-5: 10:00
Los Angeles (United States) | UTC/GMT-8: 07:00
Sources: ronaldo7.net / bbc.com / sporting.pt