Cristiano Ronaldo may be on his way to Barcelona as the president of the Catalan club revealed that he spoke with Jorge Mendes, the Portuguese agent, on Monday night.
The Manchester United star is considering his options and is determined to quit Old Trafford this summer.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo was a star for Real Madrid for nine years, but he’s thinking of joining their main rivals.
Laporta openly acknowledged his meeting with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes at the unveiling of new signing Franck Kessie.
He stated: “I had dinner with Jorge Mendes on Monday and we talked about the market in general.
“Cristiano? I’m not going to talk about players we discussed at the meeting, but it’s always good to know how some names are on the market.”
The Portuguese forward was supposed to report for preseason on Monday but didn’t due to “personal circumstances,” therefore he is now on “indefinite leave.”
Ronaldo has been working out in Lisbon, where he lives with his family.
After Ronaldo’s transfer request, they are likewise in desperate need of an immediate end to the situation.
Given his relationship with Madrid, a move to Barcelona would be contentious.
In 438 games for the Bernabeu team, Ronaldo scored an astounding 450 goals and claimed four Champions League titles.
Ronaldo will have all the time he needs, United has confirmed.
His teammates are scheduled to leave on Friday, so they are unsure if he will travel with them to Thailand and Australia.
Ronaldo has played a significant role in United’s tour publicity.
He is thought to have been dissatisfied with how the Red Devils began their summer transfer pursuit.
Tyrell Malacia, who will cost United £12.9 million, is their first summer acquisition.
With Frenkie de Jong, Lisandro Martinez, and Antony also on their wish list, Christian Eriksen is expected to follow quickly.
Cristiano Ronaldo in Spain
Real Madrid will always remember Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the great icons throughout the club’s history. He is a part of Real Madrid’s legacy. On July 6, 2009, he made his Santiago Bernabéu debut alongside Alfredo Di Stéfano and Eusebio.
Ever since then, the goals haven’t stopped. In 438 competitive games with Real Madrid, he scored 451 goals (averaging over a goal a game).
He participated in all of the following tournaments: 312 games in La Liga, 105 games in the Champions League, 22 games in the Copa del Rey, six games in the Club World Cup, four games in the Spanish Super Cup, and two games in the UEFA Super Cup.
No player in the history of the team has ever scored as many goals as the Portuguese attacker, who also holds an impressive trophy collection while playing for Real Madrid: four Champions League titles, three Club World Cups, one UEFA Super Cup, two LaLiga championships, two Copas del Rey titles, and two Spanish Super Cups. Four Ballons d’Or, three Golden Shoe Awards, two The Best Awards, three Pichichi Championships, and three UEFA Best Player in Europe titles round out his collection of accolades.
If Ronaldo goes to Barcelona, will he replicate these stats or as much come close despite his declining age? Does Barcelona need him?