As the Portuguese forward is determined to depart Manchester United in January, Cristiano Ronaldo has made himself available to Real Madrid.
According to the Spanish newspaper Fichajes, Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Spain in January to rejoin his old club Real Madrid. Following his recent exploits in his brief interview with Piers Morgan, the 37-year-old has come under heavy pressure at Manchester United.
Manchester United has no choice but to assess their next steps, which could include serving a legal notice on Cristiano Ronaldo regarding his explosive interview with Piers Morgan. Erik ten Hag postponed his family vacation and is still in constant contact with CEO Richard Arnold and director of football John Murtough to talk the team’s next steps.
A group of lawyers is currently evaluating the potential response, and there has also been talk of a possible violation of employment contract, which could lead to even more turmoil for the wantaway.
The Manchester boss has reportedly stated that the player will not be playing for him. And it remains to be seen whether Manchester United will wait until the 2022 FIFA World Cup is over before making a decision. Meanwhile, Ronaldo has made available to Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have shown no urgency in welcoming Ronaldo back to the Santiago Bernabeu, owing to Carlo Ancelotti’s unquestionably balanced squad this season.
Los Blancos cruised to the UEFA Champions League knockout stage and have been neck and neck with Barcelona in La Liga. Ronaldo’s illustrious career at Real Madrid may enable him to strike a short-term contract with president Florentino Perez. However, the chances that this will happen seem to be extremely rare.
Ronaldo will prioritise Champions League football because his rival Lionel Messi has had an outstanding season with Paris Saint-Germain.
Ronaldo’s weekly salary of £500,000 may not be a concern for Real Madrid. However, he has already stated his willingness to accept a pay cut in order to enable a move. He has, however, lost a significant amount of speed and had some sensitive moments where he was exposed by opposing defenders.
Bringing him in may also have an impact on team morale. Real Madrid will have to make a decision if they are offered a homecoming with their prodigal son. However, the Merengues do not typically make January signings, so the Manchester United forward may have to look for other options.