Not even three consecutive Champions League triumphs is enough to keep Cristiano Ronaldo happy. According to ESPN FC’s Dermot Corrigan, the Portuguese superstar is looking to move on from Real Madrid. But to where? Well out of Spain, for starters.
“Cristiano Ronaldo remains determined to leave Real Madrid this summer, but he and his camp have ruled out any move besides a few specific destinations within Europe, a source close to the player has told ESPN FC.”
The options appear to include France, England and maybe Italy. Could we see a reunion with Manchester United ahead of next season? Perhaps. The possibility of playing under a fellow Portuguese manager in José Mourinho could very well entice Ronaldo to make that move. But United would have to sell of some players first. They already have two new signings done while still tracking the likes of Tottenham defender Toby Alderweireld. And he will not come cheaply, just as CR-7 won’t. Not only that, but United would have to factor in that Ronaldo turns 34 next February.
That said, they didn’t mind paying the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović recently. And that worked out just fine. Plus, Ronaldo still h as plenty to offer any club. Despite a slow start this past La Liga campaign, he would finish with 26 goals and five assists across 27 matches. During Madrid’s third consecutive UCL triumph, he would put up 15 goals — leading all scorers — and three assists across 13 matches. In just a couple of weeks, he will hope to lead Portugal to World Cup glory after his country secured the Euro championship back in 2016.
Needless to say, Ronaldo is still as good as it gets. So if the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is going to move, it’s going to be to a top club. And that club will have to pay him just about whatever he wants. In his time with Madrid, Ronaldo has lifted the La Liga title twice, the Copa del Rey twice and the UCL trophy four times.
So… is it going to be United or PSG?