Cristiano Ronaldo, a famous soccer player from Portugal, has said that he wants to leave Manchester United after just one season. Even though Ronaldo had a great season in which he scored 24 goals in all competitions, it wasn’t enough to get Manchester United into the UEFA Champions League. The team finished in sixth place.
Details suggest that Ronaldo wasn’t happy with some of his teammates because he thinks they didn’t work hard enough throughout the season. One of the main things that made him unhappy was that Manchester United’s management decided to cut the players’ salaries by 25% after they didn’t make it into the Champions League.
The 37-year-old player has already told his bosses, including the new manager Erik Ten Hag, that he doesn’t want to stay at Manchester United and is ready to move to another club before the 2022/23 season starts.
The five-time champion of the Champions League has already missed the first three days of training due to personal obligations, and Manchester United is still not sure if he will join the rest of the team on their pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia.
Sources say that Manchester United’s rival and fellow English football team, Chelsea, is very interested in signing Ronaldo and is getting ready to make an offer for the superstar. United wants to replace Romelu Lukaku up front, so Chelsea is going to offer £14 million to buy him. It’s likely that United won’t take the offer because they think Ronaldo is worth much more.
BREAKING: Chelsea ‘preparing £14 million bid’ for Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo pic.twitter.com/55EBGCtFQp
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Also, German football champion Bayern Munich is interested in signing Ronaldo because it needs to find a replacement for Robert Lewandowski, who wants to move to Barcelona. Bayern sees Ronaldo as an important part of a dangerous front three that includes Leroy Sane and Sadio Mane, who they just got from Liverpool.
It will be interesting to see where the five-time Ballon d’Or winner ends up before the start of the next season, as football clubs from all over Europe fight for his signature.