Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United, but stay playing in the Premier League. According to rumors from England, the Portuguese champion would have received a concrete offer from another British big, probably Chelsea, and would have asked United to make the price of his tag, in order to accelerate the negotiation.
Furthermore, it would appear that Jorge Mendes would have offered Cristiano Ronaldo to Napoli by finding full support from the Portuguese forward. CR7 would have already said yes to Napoli, in order to play in the UEFA Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo's situation is starting to become paradoxical. The Portuguese also broke up with Manchester United and is now without a team. The age that is no longer very young and above all the technical and economic demands of him are causing the Portuguese to have very serious difficulties in finding a team to play with next season.
One after another, the big European players, such as Bayern Munich, have in fact refused the possibility of entering into negotiations with the five-time golden ball.
In fact, it seems that Ronaldo, together with the guarantee of a very rich contract, wants to be at the center of the technical project, and play the Champions League once again as a protagonist.
Atletico Madrid by the voice of its president Cerezo has in fact clearly ruled out the possibility that Ronaldo can play in the ranks of the Colchoneros.
A homecoming to Sporting Lisbon may be possible, but the Portuguese media have not yet put their weight on it.
It looks like a long summer for the Portuguese and for the fans of both teams who will be able to dream of having CR7 with them until the end.
All the rumors
In the beginning, the rumors had even been of a return to Juventus.
Impracticable, also given the not exactly idyllic farewell at the beginning of last season and what followed, for Juventus. Mendes, tried with Bayern, where Robert Lewandowski's place was free. Not the right profile for history, tradition, group mentality and philosophy of a club like Bayern Munich.
Then there was the Chelsea track. The Athletic was about something concrete. Also because Lukaku had now flown to Inter. Even from Fulham Broadway, no decisive step. And for the other three in the Premier League Champions, Manchester City, Liverpool and Tottenham, the track was impassable for obvious reasons.
They also tried it in Spain, even at the home of their long-time rivals, of Atletico Madrid with whom they have never had great relationships.