Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo has been at the center of action in recent hours following his request to leave Manchester United after only one season of his return.
And the British newspaper The Times reported in an exclusive news yesterday, Saturday, that Ronaldo had submitted a request to United’s management to let him leave this summer if a suitable offer was received.
She added that Ronaldo justified his request with a desire to participate in the Champions League for the rest of his career.
But Ronaldo won’t have many options if his exit is confirmed, given his high salary and his current age of 37.
And the British newspaper The Mirror said that Ronaldo will have 5 options if he leaves Manchester United, and most of them will be hard-to-reach options.
1- Paris Saint-Germain
With the departure of Argentine winger Angel Di Maria and the departure of the Brazilian superstar, Paris Saint-Germain could try to sign another striker this summer.
Ronaldo has previously been linked with a move to the Parisian club and if this class goes ahead we could see two of the greatest players in football history playing side by side, Ronaldo and Argentinian Lionel Messi joining the Paris side last summer.
The Blues are preparing to step up their attacking options following the departure of Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku to Inter Milan on loan last week, and Ronaldo’s name was on the table at Chelsea even before his request to leave Manchester United.
Chelsea is an ideal option for Ronaldo as he will continue to play in the English Premier League and also secure entry to the Champions League, a competition he will not appear in next season if he continues to play at Manchester United.
Although Roma will participate in the Europa League and will not play in the Champions League next season, the possibility of Ronaldo’s move to the Italian capital remains a possibility given the good relationship the Portuguese star has with his compatriot José Mourinho, who is currently in charge of Rome.
There was some speculation that Mourinho would welcome the experienced striker, but the money handicap could be an issue when Ronaldo moves to Roma.
4- Real Madrid
After nine successful seasons at Real Madrid between 2009 and 2018, Ronaldo could return to Los Blancos after the latter failed to sign French striker Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain in the current summer transfer window.
In addition, Frenchman Karim Benzema is the only striker in Real Madrid’s current squad and the club may need another option as it aims to win more titles.
5- Bayern Munich
There is a lot of talk about Robert Lewandowski’s future as the Polish striker looks to leave Bayern Munich and join Barcelona this summer.
The possible departure of Lewandowski could leave a big gap for Bayern, but Ronaldo could do the trick, given his scoring ability and experience, and could be an ideal option to replace the Polish striker.