Surprising information appeared in the English media on Saturday that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to leave Manchester United after a year. All because of the poor season of the “Red Devils”, who now have to compete in the Europa League instead of the Champions League. Furthermore, Haga United are yet to make reinforcements with the arrival of new manager Erik.
“AS”: Agent Cristiano Ronaldo met with the President of Barcelona
As the Spanish “AS” reported, Jorge Mendes, advisor to Cristiano Ronaldo, met with Joan Laporta, the president of FC Barcelona on Monday. According to journalists, a year ago, when Laporta decided to leave Juventus, he was already considering the possibility of bringing in a Portuguese. Then the disastrous economic situation of the Camp Nou club turned out to be a problem.
Now the topic is back. According to reports from Spanish journalists, the names of Bernardo Silva, Ruben Neves and Rafael Leao surfaced during Mendes’ meetings with Laporta. The main topic that dominated almost the entire meeting was the possibility of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to the Camp Nou. The Portuguese hasn’t started training at Manchester United due to family issues and his agent is working flat out on a transfer option.
London’s Chelsea and Italy’s Napoli would be interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, although the latter club would have little chance of the transfer. Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Manchester United runs until the end of June 2023, and the Old Trafford club wants to take full advantage of that, according to another report by The Athletic’s Ornstein. Manchester United should tell the Portuguese that they have no intention of selling him in the recently introduced transfer window and intend to keep him for next season.