Beleaguered Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly seeking a return to Real Madrid after the Manchester United fallout.
While Ronaldo cut a relaxed figure going to the World Cup with Portugal national team, the 37-year-old is considering his next stop after the one-month tournament in Qatar.
Cristiano Ronaldo granted a tell-all interview that sparked reactions from the players, staffs, and the Manchester United hierarchy.
The bombshell interview, which he granted with veteran journalist Piers Morgan, released in two parts, featured diatribes by the former Juventus star on the club, head coach, club owners, including his former teammates.
Ronaldo slammed the Glazers – the club owners – for poor handling of the club, which has left the facilities and infrastructures in dilapidated condition.
He lashed out at Erik Ten hag for disrespecting him, saying he doesn’t have respect for the former Ajax manager either.
Cristiano Ronaldo blasted some of his former teammates for always criticizing him. The likes of Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney were hit hard by the disgruntled Man United legend.
After his bombshell interview, Manchester United initiated a contract termination process to end Ronaldo’s contract. It is more likely Ronaldo may not return to Old Trafford after the World Cup.
Before the contract termination process, workers were seen tearing down his giant mural at Old Trafford.
Despite all the controversies his Pires Morgan interview generated, Cristiano Ronaldo cut a relaxed figure with the Portugal World Cup squad. However, things may not be as calm as the wantaway Man United striker may have us believe.
According to the sports, Ronaldo has now “offered himself” to Real Madrid, his former club, on a six-month contract.
The former Real Madrid star is reportedly keen on deputizing for injured Karim Benzema in January according to the report.
Recall that the Ballon d’Or winner was forced to pull out of France’s World Cup squad after picking up a thigh injury.
While Cristiano Ronaldo hopes for a Real Madrid return, the Los Blancos are confident about Karim Benzema’s early return to action despite his current injury struggles, Marca reports
According to Marca, Real Madrid are closely watching Karim Benzema’s situation in Doha and are solidly behind the striker to recover soon and return to action at the Santiago Bernabeu after the World Cup break.
The La Liga champions have not confirmed any planned attempt to bring in a new striker to replace Karim Benzema, as confirmed by Carlo Ancelotti weeks ago.
As things stand, Cristiano Ronaldo’s decision to “offer himself” to his former club can be either fruitful or unfruitful, depending on the Los Blancos’ stand on the January transfer decision.
If the La Liga giants maintain their no-new-January-signing decision, then Ronaldo may have to shop for other alternatives.