On Monday, reports from the Spanish press exploded with a huge surprise about the possibility that Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo, the Manchester United striker, will wear a Barcelona jersey next season.
And Spanish newspaper AS reported that Ronaldo’s name is on the negotiating table for a move to Barcelona during the current summer transfer period.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes of Portugal discussed with Spanish President Juan Laporta the possibility of joining Real Madrid’s historic goalscorer in the ranks of archrivals Barcelona, according to a report published on the AS website. , and a well-known business agent was having lunch with Laporta and was discussing a Portuguese international broadcast.
She added: Laporta wanted to sign Ronaldo last summer, but the difficult economic situation at the club prevented him from doing so.
And the British newspaper The Times made a big surprise a few days ago, reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo has asked the management of Manchester United to allow him to leave the team this summer.
The newspaper attributed Ronaldo’s request to leave to his desire to continue in the European Champions League, as well as his doubts about the Red Devils’ ability to compete for titles next season, as well as the club’s lack of a clear project. .
Manchester United finished last season (2021-2022) in sixth place in the Premier League table, satisfied with their participation in the Europa League competition.
Cristiano Ronaldo missed Manchester United’s first training session at Carrington on Monday to start preparations for the new season (2022-2023).