Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has reportedly made it clear to clubs that his client would accept a 30% salary cut to leave Manchester United this summer.
The Portugal international missed Man United’s preliminary round, and it’s not clear if we’ll see him play for the club again.
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford just less than a year ago, arriving for a second term after leaving Juventus late in the summer.
It looks like this second assignment might be short, with CBS Sports’ Ben Jacobs providing an update on the 37-year-old’s status in the Twitter thread below…
Atleti sources confirm that the club is simply not in a financial position to make a move. Athletics described the signing of Ronaldo as “problematic”. Real return is not an option either. There is no desire for it on the part of the riyal.
– Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) 21 July 2022
Jacobs says Jorge Mendes is telling the clubs that Ronaldo will take a big salary cut to secure a move away from Old Trafford, but it appears that a return to Real Madrid Not on the cards.
Despite his age, Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions for struggling United last season, so he surely could still do work for many of Europe’s top teams.