Who Might Sign Cristiano Ronaldo If He Leaves Manchester United After The World Cup?

Where will Ronaldo go after leaving Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo’s immediate departure from Manchester United has been announced, but to which club will he transfer? The Portugal superstar’s second stint at Old Trafford has ended after the club and player mutually agreed to terminate his contract in the wake of his shocking interview with Piers Morgan. After Ronaldo returns from the World Cup in Qatar, he will be free to sign with another club.

Depending on who you ask, the 37-year-old may or may not be able to expect a high level of interest. United insiders maintain that Ronaldo has been free to sign with any club since the summer, despite receiving only one inquiry from a Saudi Arabian side. However, Ronaldo’s representatives have insisted that he has multiple options and that moves fell through during the previous transfer window due to United’s high asking price.

Ronaldo told Morgan he would “retire on the spot” if Portugal won the World Cup, but he also said he plans to play until he’s 40, which would put him in the game until the end of the 2024-25 season.

When he makes a decision about what to do next, the two most important factors are his long-term goals and the amount of money he hopes to earn.

If he demands the same salary from his next club as he did from Old Trafford, where he made £500,000 per week plus bonuses, only a select few teams will even be interested in negotiating with him.

One of these teams is Paris Saint-Germain, but they don’t need to sign any more superstars because they already have Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar.

Also in the running is Chelsea, whose new owner Todd Boehly recently met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, though it’s unclear whether or not Ronaldo would be welcome on the team under current coach Graham Potter. Even though Thomas Tuchel, Chelsea’s manager at the time, initially expressed interest in the summer, the Blues ultimately decided against it.

Sporting Lisbon

Ronaldo, who hails from Madeira, joined Sporting’s academy in 1997 and played for the first team for a season in 2002–03 before moving on to Manchester United.

Sporting Lisbon

There is speculation about whether Ronaldo still sees his future at a higher-caliber club, but the romantic in him would prefer a return to the club where his career began.

Many people question whether he is truly ready to give up Europe’s premier club competition, the Champions League, at this point in his career.

The Sporting team coached by Ruben Amorim qualified for the Europa League after finishing third in Tottenham’s Champions League group. Because they are currently fourth in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, twelve points behind leaders Benfica, they are highly unlikely to play in the Champions League next season, either.

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There is no hiding the fact that Todd Boehly requested Cristiano Ronaldo last summer, but Thomas Tuchel flatly refused to give him the ball. It’s possible that now that Tuchel is gone and Ronaldo would be available for free, Boehly will make another run at the superstar.


Yet, this is still highly improbable. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, a summer signing for Chelsea, stepped in for Ronaldo. It is unclear how the Portuguese star would fit into this Chelsea squad, as the club is rumored to have agreed to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku at the end of the season.

In addition, is Ronaldo someone Graham Potter would want on his team? At Brighton, Potter had success with Danny Welbeck, a striker with a skill set nearly diametrically opposed to Ronaldo’s.

Adding Ronaldo, a player who caused problems with squad harmony both on and off the pitch at United does not seem like the best move for Chelsea, who had a 0-5-0 record in the Premier League before the winter break for the World Cup.

Ronaldo was banned for two games and fined £50,000 by the Football Association in April for kicking a phone out of the hand of a young Everton fan.

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Ronaldo: I Still Love Manchester United

While Cristiano Ronaldo “loves” Manchester United and its fans, he believes now is the “right time” for a “new challenge” after his contract was terminated on Tuesday.

Ronaldo’s exit from Manchester United was announced in a club statement released Tuesday.

Ronaldo I Still love Manchester United

“After discussions with Manchester United, we’ve decided to mutually terminate our contract early,” he explained.

I will always have a special place in my heart for Manchester United and its devoted fan base. Nonetheless, I think now is a good time for me to look for a new challenge.

My best to the team for the rest of the season and beyond!

Portugal’s first group H match is on Thursday, and Ronaldo will lead the team as captain. Ghana is Portugal’s first opponent in Qatar.

On Monday, he said that the dispute with Manchester United would not “shake” the Portugal team and that he would “speak when he wants.”

Manchester United Statement

Manchester United plc (NYSE: MANU), one of the world’s most successful and historic sports clubs, today announced that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) is initiating a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club.

In order to better position the club to take advantage of opportunities on the field and in the business world, this process has been implemented.

New investment into the club, a sale, or other transactions involving the Company will all be on the table for the Board to consider as part of this process. In order to ensure the long-term success of the club’s men’s, women’s, and academy teams,

as well as the benefits to fans and other stakeholders, we will evaluate several initiatives to strengthen the club, such as stadium and infrastructure redevelopment and expansion of the club’s commercial operations on a global scale.

The strength of Manchester United rests on the passion and loyalty of our global community of 1.1 billion fans and followers,” said Avram Glazer and Joel Glazer, Executive Co-Chairmen and Directors.

The Board has authorized a thorough evaluation of strategic alternatives as we look to build on the Club’s past successes. As a club committed to serving its fans and making the most of the significant growth opportunities facing Manchester United both now and in the future,

we will consider all viable options. We pledge to keep our fans, shareholders, and other stakeholders as our top priority throughout this process.

There is no guarantee that the investigation will lead to a deal for the Company. Unless and until the Board has approved a specific transaction or other courses of action requiring a formal announcement, Manchester United has no plans to make any additional announcements relating to the review.

Last Words

When they were getting ready to leave for Perth on their last tour three years ago, all anyone could talk about was whether or not a grumpy Paul Pogba would make it back from the United States in time.

Romelu Lukaku did this, but then he made a public display of his displeasure by resigning himself to sessions on the bike to recover from an injury that resolved itself once he had left for Inter Milan.

United’s first trip with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as interim manager. However, he played in them and witnessed them firsthand. Unfortunately for Ten Hag,

his biggest name won’t be attending the game in the Far East, so he’ll get to experience the fervor for the club in all its glory without any sort of buffer.


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Karan Siradi

I am an author and a public speaker. I was born in India and have travelled to many different countries. I have a masters in public communication from California University and I love to write about famous peoples from different industries.

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