Cristiano Ronaldo is set to stay at Manchester United this summer, despite apparent dissatisfaction with the club’s lack of transfer activity.
Reports have linked Ronaldo with a move away from Manchester United due to apparent unhappiness with the club’s lack of signings; nevertheless, Ronaldo is poised to stay at Old Trafford under Erik ten Hag; Sky in Germany reports that suggestions Bayern Munich may move for Ronaldo are likewise unfounded.
Despite speculations that he is ready to leave Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo is expected to stay this summer and will go back for pre-season training at the start of July.
Daily sports in Portugal According to reports, Ronaldo wants to leave after only one season back at Old Trafford because he believes new manager Erik ten Hag lacks the necessary resources to fight for trophies, and he is also dissatisfied with the club’s transfer window thus far.
However, the 37-year-old is anticipated to resume for pre-season training after he returns from his summer vacation, which will be somewhat delayed due to his participation with Portugal in their three opening Nations League contests in June.
According to Sky in Germany, a rumour in the Spanish daily AS that Bayern Munich are interested in signing Ronaldo if Robert Lewandowski joins Barcelona is likewise inaccurate.
It is known that Ronaldo does not match Bayern’s transfer strategy, and the club is still attempting to persuade Lewandowski to stay for the final year of his contract, despite Barcelona’s €40 million (£34.4 million) bid.
The first players to report return to United’s Carrington training base on Monday will be those who did not play in international matches this month, with the rest following a week later.
During his inaugural news conference at United, Ten Hag acknowledged that Ronaldo is part of his intentions for the new season, adding that he will bring “goals” to his team.
United are rebuilding after releasing Paul Pogba, Jesse Lingard, Edinson Cavani, Nemanja Matic, and Juan Mata after their contracts expired.
United have yet to complete a signing this summer, but the club is not concerned about a lack of transfer business, with the emphasis reportedly being on finding the right players at the right price.
The club has held conversations with Barcelona about midfielder Frenkie de Jong, and they have also been linked with other players who worked with Ten Hag at Ajax, such as Jurrien Timber and Antony Janssen.
Pedro Sepulveda, a Portuguese football specialist, told Sky Sports:
“It’s natural to discuss Cristiano Ronaldo when the transfer window is open. Manchester United will not compete in the Champions League next season, which irritates Ronaldo.
“He is utterly fascinated with competing, thus he is having difficulty accepting the fact that he will not be competing in the near future.
“He’s spoken with his agent, Jorge Mendes, who is looking into other options. He stated that he would communicate with the clubs vying for the Champions League to see what changes may be made during the summer transfer window.
“You can forget about the English clubs – Manchester City, Chelsea, Liverpool, and Tottenham – because I’m certain Ronaldo will not play for another club in England, and Ronaldo does not fit into the new PSG project.”
Bayern Munich remains an option. Bayern had no interest, but Mendes approached them and asked, ‘What do you think about buying Ronaldo for next season?’ Bayern were perplexed when Mendes offered them Ronaldo, as he was not the type of player they were looking for.
“When an agent approaches Ronaldo, the only thing that matters is his athletic performance, not his age. Ronaldo’s salary is around £25 million, which is difficult for any club to afford. Mendes has inquired about Bayern’s thoughts.
“A swap with Robert Lewandowski is out of the question because he is either staying or going to Barcelona. At this point, these are only rumours, which is customary when it comes to Ronaldo.”