Cristiano Ronaldo, absent from the resumption of training at the beginning of the month, would have asked to be released from his last year of contract at Manchester United, assures the Daily Mail on Wednesday. The recent meeting with his management to talk about his future did not convince him to stay and the Portuguese imagines himself away from the Red Devils next season.
The recent meeting between Cristiano Ronaldo and the Mancunian leaders has obviously not borne fruit. This Wednesday evening, the Daily Mail reports that the five-time Ballon d’Or has asked Manchester United to release him from his last year of contract, he who is still linked to the Red Devils until June 2023.
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According to the English media, his meeting with the club’s staff did not change his mind and the Portuguese still wants to leave. The Red Devils bosses reportedly assured him that they had no desire to sell him and that they had received no inquiries from other clubs.
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While the suitors are not jostling to offer the services of the 37-year-old striker, CR7 and his agent Jorge Mendes probably believe that being free – and therefore costing nothing in transfer fees – could facilitate his departure.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who had skipped training in early July, was back at the training center in Manchester United tuesday. The forward has already made it clear to the club that he wants to move to a Champions League side, which won’t be the case with Manchester United this season, only sixth in the league. Premier League last year and who will have to settle for the Europa League.
If the names of Bayern Munich, Chelsea and more recently Atlético de Madrid have circulated as possible destinations, the financial transaction will not be easy to set up for a player who was the best paid in the club last season with more than 360,000 books (430,000 euros) per week.