in a recent report manchester evening newsAccording to sources, Manchester United and Ronaldo have reached an agreement to terminate their contract with him. The Portugal captain is currently in Qatar, trying to lead his country to the FIFA World Cup finals, but he is still a free agent, meaning he will decide for himself what he wants in the final years of his illustrious career.
Ronaldo’s possible options after leaving Manchester United?
The Red Devils bid farewell to him in a statement on Tuesday, thanking him for his service at Old Trafford after two unbelievable spells and a huge contribution to the club. In six years, he made more than 346 appearances for the team, scoring a total of 145 goals. However, just days after the blunt TV interview with Piers Morgan came to light, the saga ended and the big question was where the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would play next.
According to a recent article ESPN, the club they speculated Ronaldo might join after the FIFA World Cup. There are only a handful of teams that can negotiate with him at present, one is Paris Saint-Germain and the other is Chelsea. However, the French giants already boast a star-studded squad and it is unclear whether Blues boss Graham Potter would be willing to include him after former boss Thomas Tuchel ruled out the idea last summer.
Ronaldo’s two key questions in deciding to join any club
The Portugal international’s contract with the Red Devils offers him £500,000-a-week wages, plus bonuses, which is a huge sum for any club at the moment. Only a handful of clubs even sat down to negotiate, so he ended up having to settle the issue by lowering his wage demands.
The 37-year-old has been adamant that he wants to continue to perform at a high level, suggesting he will only choose to go to a Champions League club because he wants to compete at the top level. Ronaldo’s market will only expand if he lowers his wages and agrees to play quality football for a club trying to qualify for the Champions League this year.