Manchester United won’t stop Cristiano Ronaldo from leaving Old Trafford this summer if the striker asks for a transfer.
Ronaldo, 37, returned to United hoping to compete for more silverware but found the team in turmoil, with the Red Devils again focused on a top-four battle while a new manager permanent is found.
According to the British press, the Portuguese star is unhappy with life in Manchester and is ready to leave the club for the second time this summer.
Indeed his return to the Red Devils hasn’t been exactly the fairy tale he dreamed of, while CR7 have had their moments, nine goals in 21 Premier League games is not the kind of return he’s been dreaming of. would have hoped, even if it is far from catastrophic.
His desire to leave does not seem to affect his club, which says it is ready to open the door to a potential transfer for the former Real Madrid star.
The Sunday Express reveal the club won’t stand in his way even though he has 12 months left on his contract, with the belief that his future may hinge on whether or not he qualifies for the Champions League.
Caretaker manager Ralf Rangnick has already confirmed that United plan to seek a new striker this summer. Edinson Cavani’s contract will expire, Anthony Martial is reluctant to return after leaving for Sevilla on loan and Mason Greenwood’s future is unclear following his alleged domestic abuse scandal.
Offloading Ronaldo would go a long way in funding a young striker’s transfer, but finding another club willing to meet his wage demands is another matter altogether.
One of the few options available is Paris Saint-Germain, who are exploring the possibility of a summer bid.