Cristiano Ronaldo has a talent for garnering media attention. He either receives praise for his accomplishments or derision for his incapacity to make a difference while playing. Off the pitch, he is the subject of choice for the gossip columns, frequently being connected to some of the best clubs in Europe. In this article, we have identified the top clubs that could bid for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
In the summer of 2021, the Portugal international departed Juventus to re-join Manchester United. He has 24 goals across all competitions at the end of the 2021–22 season, making him their top scorer. The Red Devils, however, were unable to grab a place in the top four in the Premier League.
The Portuguese superstar will thus be denied access to Champions League competition for the first time since the 2003–04 campaign. Unless, of course, he decides to leave United for better things.
Additionally, Ronaldo has just over a year left on his Manchester United deal (until June 2023), making him an attractive option for prospective purchasers. Numerous elite teams have been said to be interested in the 37-year-old during the past few weeks.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has either been given a contract or has expressed interest in joining the five biggest teams, which are listed below.
Let’s check out the Top Five clubs that are likely to bid for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer:
According to a story from The Athletic, Ronaldo’s super-agent Mendes spoke with Chelsea’s new owner Todd Boehly.
Ronaldo is just one of Mendes’ numerous clients, but it’s thought that the former Real Madrid player was brought up during the conversation.
The two sides got together “last week” in Portugal. According to the source, Manchester United is still committed to keeping hold of him this summer, while Chelsea is considering the possibility of pursuing him.
The player obviously has a great deal of love for the Red Devils, but there are rumors that he is worried about United’s lack of transfer activity. He wants them to compete at the “highest level,” which they still haven’t done.
Chelsea will also be able to offer him Champions League play for the upcoming campaign.
It will be intriguing to see if he decides to risk upsetting Manchester United supporters in exchange for playing in the Champions League given that he is firmly on the wrong side of 30.
According to the Spanish news source AS, Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich has come up with a cunning method to attract the Portuguese star to Germany.
In what is being billed as the “mother of swap deals,” the Bavarians allegedly want to add him to their roster by moving Robert Lewandowski to Old Trafford.
Bayern Munich’s star Robert Lewandowski has stated his wish to quit the club before the 2022-23 season begins. Bayern would not only be able to satisfy his ambitions by selling him to United, but they would also receive a capable replacement in return.
The team led by Julian Nagelsmann is strong in the Bundesliga and has the potential to advance far in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo has a successful tenure with Juventus between 2018 and 2021, making 134 appearances across all competitions while scoring 101 goals and dishing out 22 assists.
Inter Milan, who are their bitter rivals, allegedly received a proposal to sign the forward this summer.
In order to lure Ronaldo away from Old Trafford, Inter Milan was reportedly “invited” by Ronaldo’s agent Mendes, according to La Repubblica (via Tribal Football).
However, the Nerazzurri have opted not to accept Mendes’ offer because of his demands for a €20 million contract.
Instead, they are apparently focusing on finalizing the transfer of Romelu Lukaku from Chelsea and carrying on with Paulo Dybala negotiations.
Cristiano Ronaldo might go back to Italy a year after departing to meet up with Jose Mourinho, an Italian and his former coach.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes reportedly gave Mourinho’s Roma the chance to sign the Manchester United talisman, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport (via Be Soccer).
Between 2010 and 2013, he worked with Jose Mourinho for three seasons at Real Madrid. Under his compatriot, he scored 168 goals in 164 games, earning one La Liga championship and one Copa del Rey triumph.
The No. 7 reportedly decided to take a pay reduction because he is so eager to work with Mourinho again.
According to The Sun, Ronaldo’s boyhood club Sporting Lisbon has contacted their former player about a potential comeback this summer.
Sporting is eager to re-sign their ex-star because they feel that Manchester United are not capable of winning championships yet.
According to a source, senior players have already contacted the five-time Champions League winner (Ronaldo), who is reportedly dissatisfied with United’s lack of transfer activity.
Before joining the Old Trafford squad in 2003, Ronaldo played 31 games for Sporting, scoring five goals and dishing out six assists.
Before hanging up his boots, his mother Dolores also wants to see his son go back to Portugal.