Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy at Manchester United following his side failing to make the Champions League. Apparently, it has taken him six weeks to realise that Manchester United would not be playing in the Champions League next year and he only felt it was time to inform the club with preseason starting again.
The Portuguese striker is now 37 and did enjoy a good year in front of goal for the Red Devils, however, it could be argued that he was behind some of the problems for United whether that be on the field or in the dressing room. So with his Champions League record to uphold UK betting sites lists are growing and odds are changing as to where he might go.
A move to London would be appealing for Ronaldo and his family. He has reportedly had contact Chelsea through his agent Jorge Mendes but it is yet to be seen if Thomas Tuchel would want a 37 year old in his high pressing forward line.
Having just let £100 million Romelu Lukaku leave on loan, it would be unlikely that Tuchel would have Ronaldo high up on his list of first choice strikers but could find it hard to turn him down if the right offer was on the table.
This could be the most likely of destinations. With Germany one place Ronaldo has not played in, the German champions could certainly use a player like Ronaldo up front. With the departure of Robert Lewandowski looking likely and the purchase of Sadio Mane, there is a whole to be filled and support in place for that striker.
Bayern usually go deep into the Champions League and it is certainly an opportunity for Ronaldo to get more goals and win the trophy once again.
This would be a sensational move back to Madrid but one that Madrid fans would welcome. The Champions League winners do already have Karim Benzema firing in goals, more so since Ronaldo left, but they could be interested in their hero returning to the Bernabeau this summer.
Could we finally see a Messi and Ronaldo link up? Unlikely but not beyond the realms of possibility. With money bursting at the seams of this club they could possibly lure Ronaldo to the capital and link up the two greatest players this generation has ever seen.
However, with a front line of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Messi already it might not suit all parties if they are dropped to the bench more regularly.
It might be the final chapter for Ronaldo and a return to Lisbon. He has always stated that he wanted to end his career with his boyhood club and now could be the ideal time. With Sporting finishing 2nd last season, they made the Champions League and go straight into the group stage.
It is unlikely that with his connection to Sporting that Ronaldo will demand a fee as big as what he is getting at Manchester United so he could be ready to help Sporting lift the league for the second time in 22 years.
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