3 possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo after leaving Manchester

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo reached an agreement with Manchester United on Tuesday to mutually terminate his contract.

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cristiano Ronaldo is searching for a new club.
  • His association with Manchester United came to an end on Tuesday.
  • Ronaldo will play for a new team when club football returns after the end of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo is a free agent now. On Tuesday, he reached an agreement to leave Premier League club Manchester United. The 37-year-old tried to move out of Old Trafford itself in the summer, but the move didn’t materialise. But after his interview with Piers Morgan last week, in which he criticized the team owners and manager Erik Ten Hag, the club decided to part ways with one of the greatest footballers of all time.
Ronaldo’s exit from Manchester United came after a series of sour events and limited opportunities to play, but all this will not deny him offers to play for the next club. Even at the age of 37, he is a force to be reckoned with and can offer too much to any side.
Due to his salary and status, there are not too many clubs that can afford him, but a few like Chelsea and Juventus could sneak in and add him to their ranks.

Here’s a look at three possible destinations for Ronaldo after his exit from Manchester United.

Chelsea: There were rumors that Ronaldo would leave Manchester United and join Chelsea in the summer, but Man Utd refused to let him leave, so the transfer fell through. But now that he is a free agent, the Stamford Bridge club could sneak in and sign him up to bolster the squad ahead of the second half of the Premier League.

SportingCP: Ronaldo spent his initial years with Sporting CP in Lisbon and rose to prominence there only, after which he made a move to Manchester United on August 12, 2003, and now, after almost two decades, he may return back to his boyhood club and play for them once again. Sporting CP won the Primeira Liga last season, but in the current season they are in fourth place. Ronaldo’s addition will boost their chances. But the chances of this move aren’t great because Sporting CP isn’t playing in the Champions League and Ronaldo may aim to join a CL side.

Juventus: After leaving Real Madrid in 2018, Ronaldo joined Serie A giants Juventus and represented them for three seasons, during which he scored a total of 101 goals in 134 matches in all competitions. Ronaldo won the Scudetto twice with them in his first two seasons. He could return to Turin because Juventus are still one of the best teams in the world, but like Sporting CP’s exit from the CL, Juventus’ exit from the league could be a hindrance.

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