According to sources who spoke to ESPN, Manchester United is convinced that Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at the club in January mostly due to a lack of interest in him. What will happen to Ronaldo’s future? If you want to stay tuned then stick to our news page where we closely follow football transfers and World Cup news. Moreover, If you are looking for the best sports betting casinos then you are also at the right place.
If Ronaldo is unable to obtain a consistent spot in Erik ten Hag’s team, United is ready for him to launch another effort to leave Old Trafford. United is aware that he might want to leave in January in an effort to play regularly for the first team.
Despite Ronaldo having played three times this season for United in the Europa League, UEFA regulations would allow him to join a team in the Champions League in January and participate in the knockout rounds.
Despite Ronaldo’s well-known intention to leave in the summer, United only had one firm offer, which was rejected by both Ronaldo’s camp and United, from a club in Saudi Arabia. It is still unknown, according to club-related sources, how much of a market there would be for the 37-year-old in January.
Ronaldo was reportedly connected to Champions League teams like Chelsea, Napoli, and Bayern Munich over the summer, but United never received a proposal from any European club.
There is an acceptance, sources told ESPN. Chelsea’s stance may have altered once Graham Potter took over for Thomas Tuchel as manager, but they did ease their front-line issues by signing Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang toward the end of the transfer window.
Ronaldo has had a difficult start to the season, just scoring once (a penalty against Sheriff in the Europa League), and United manager Ten Hag recently said that the No. 7 is “pissed” with his lack of playing time.
According to sources who spoke to ESPN, Ten Hag is sympathetic to Ronaldo’s predicament but would be reluctant to allow him to depart in January. The likelihood that a replacement for Portugal forward may be found is decreased because the Dutchman has already been informed that it is highly unlikely there would be money to invest until next summer.
Lionel Messi’s potential return to Barcelona has been discussed internally, but according to many sources who spoke to ESPN, the likelihood of a deal is still slim.
When his contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in June, Messi, 35, will not entertain any negotiations about his future until after the World Cup in Qatar this year. Barca is one of the teams keeping an eye on the situation.
Messi signed a two-year initial contract with PSG in 2021, with an option to extend the agreement by another season if both parties so desire. With eight goals in 13 matches to open his second season in France, PSG is eager to re-sign Messi. According to certain reports, staying in Paris is currently the most likely outcome.
In the summer, Barca president Joan Laporta told ESPN that Messi’s “chapter” at the club merits a greater conclusion than the one it received the previous year. Xavi Hernandez is also amenable to his former teammate’s comeback.