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PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! For the second time in his career, Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United. The first, in 2009, was for a record-breaking £80m to Real Madrid, having won the Ballon d’Or six months earlier. This time he has left for nothing.In a recent interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo slated Manchester United’s current and former managers, his teammates, club legends Wayne Rooney and Gary Neville, and even the club chef.He exited the club by mutual consent on Tuesday, which you assume was his intention all along after a season of rows with new coach Erik ten Hag.So, where will one of the greatest players of all time go next? Sporting LisbonOriginally from Madeira, Ronaldo joined Sporting’s academy in 1997 before breaking into the first team for a season in 2002-03 ahead of his move to Manchester United.A return to the club where his career first started would be the romantic’s choice for Ronaldo, but there are questions over whether he still sees his future at a higher-calibre club. In many ways, his career has been defined by the Champions League and many doubt whether he is willing to give up Europe’s top club competition just yet.More from FootballMan Utd fans beware, the next owners could be even worse than the Glazers23 November, 2022Ronaldo can't cope with failure - his entire Portugal and Man Utd careers have shown it23 November, 2022What time Germany vs Japan kicks off today, and how to watch live on TV23 November, 2022Ruben Amorim’s Sporting have Europa League football in the second half of the season after narrowly taking third spot in Tottenham’s Champions League group. They are currently unlikely to get Champions League football next season too, sitting fourth in Portugal’s Primeira Liga, twelve points behind leaders Benfica.Whether this move happens will depend entirely on where Ronaldo sees his place in football. Does he believe that only the very best clubs are still good enough for him, or is it finally time to start winding down his illustrious career?ChelseaIt’s no secret that Todd Boehly wanted Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, but Thomas Tuchel refused. Now Tuchel is gone and Ronaldo would be available for free, it is possible that Boehly will go after the superstar once more.However, this still seems unlikely. Chelsea eventually signed Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer to play the role Ronaldo would have. It is believed that the club have agreed a deal to sign RB Leipzig star Christopher Nkunku at the end of the season, so where the Portuguese star would fit into this Chelsea squad is unknown.Alongside this, would Graham Potter want Ronaldo in his squad? At Brighton, Potter gained success using Danny Welbeck as his primary striker – a player almost opposite in skill set to Ronaldo.Winless in five Premier League games before the winter break for the World Cup, adding Ronaldo, a player who caused problems with squad harmony both on and off the pitch at United, would not appear to be Chelsea’s smartest move.Ronaldo has also been hit with a two-game ban – and a £50,000 fine – by the Football Association for knocking a phone out of a young Everton supporter’s hand in April.
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.The club perhaps most likely to pursue Ronaldo would be Inter Miami, owned by Manchester United legend David Beckham. As with the potential move to Sporting Lisbon, this would require Ronaldo to decide that his star-studded career is finally on the wane and that a slower-paced, easier league would suit him better.
Ronaldo’s next club odds Sporting Lisbon – 3-1Chelsea – 4-1Any MLS Club – 6-1Bayern Munich – 17-2PSG – 12-1Napoli – 12-1Roma – 16-1Real Madrid – 16-1Man City – 16-1Atletico Madrid – 25-1Newcastle – 25-1Arsenal – 25-1Odds via Betfair as of 23 November
Having made a successful late career move to the MLS himself, no-one would be better placed than Beckham to persuade Ronaldo that this is his best option.The biggest stumbling block here might be Inter Miami’s head coach, Phil Neville. A one-time teammate of Ronaldo, his brother Gary was subject of the Portuguese’s ire in the Morgan interview, so it remains to be seen whether Phil is tarred with the same brush.Bayern MunichHaving sold Robert Lewandowski and signed Sadio Mane in the summer, Bayern still have a plethora of great attacking options, making this move seem unlikely.In October, Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn said that the club had “briefly discussed” signing Ronaldo, but they “quickly dismissed” the idea. With the club four points clear at the top of the Bundesliga and winning all their Champions League group games, there seems little reason why Kahn would change his mind now.PSGThe benefit of this would be to see Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo play together. However, with Kylian Mbappe already reportedly believing there is one too many attacking superstars at the club, adding Ronaldo into the mix is likely to be seen as a hindrance rather than a help.Real MadridWhen quizzed on signing Ronaldo, Real Madrid president laughed and said “Cristiano? Again? At 38?” That’s about all you need to know on the likelihood of this deal happening.More on Cristiano RonaldoRonaldo can't cope with failure - his entire Portugal and Man Utd careers have shown it23 November, 2022Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Man Utd with immediate effect22 November, 2022£200m Apple TV deal offers Cristiano Ronaldo way out of Man Utd as club look to end contract18 November, 2022Manchester CityHe couldn’t, could he? Again, this seems rather farfetched. Pep Guardiola is a manager who likes to control every minute detail of his team’s on-pitch performance. Ronaldo clearly believes that he is beyond this level of micro-management with his criticisms of ten Hag.Also, Erling Haaland.NewcastleIn his interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo confirmed that he had been offered £305m to play in Saudi Arabia for two years. There is now a possibility that the Saudi Public Investment Fund will return with a new offer, but this time at the Premier League club they own.Again, with Newcastle doing so well of late under Eddie Howe, and with forwards like Callum Wilson and Alexander Isak at the club, the prospect of this happening appears remote.
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