The Portuguese are reportedly keen on leaving Manchester United this summer and joining a club that would provide him with the opportunity to feature in the Champions League.
His report says Mendes is making sure clubs are aware that his wages shouldn’t put them off as he’s willing to take a 30% wage cut, although that would still mean at least £300,000-a-week.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to leave comes from his desperation to play in the Champions League, which he can’t get at United in the upcoming campaign.
It’s not like he hasn’t known that since at the very latest May, but he also wants to challenge for other major titles, which he clearly doesn’t think his team’s transfer window has given him the chance to do.
The former Real Madrid star doesn’t want to be the player that any club relies on for all their output, in order to conserve himself in the late part of his career.
Memphis Depay The Latest To Be In Manchester United Squad
The Dutch tactician Erik ten Hag, recently appointed at Old Trafford, is keen on bringing in a versatile forward to strengthen his attack and has identified the 28-year-old Dutchman as the right man.
And Memphis is available – Barcelona has just signed Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is already there. Memphis will struggle for minutes.
But he’s still a capable player, evidenced by the goal he scored during Barcelona’s 6-0 thrashing of Inter Miami this week. He also knows United as a club, even if the season-and-a-half he spent there as a younger man wasn’t a roaring success. But he has improved since then and managed a respectable 13 goals and two assists in 37 appearances for Barcelona across all competitions.
It’s been nearly three weeks since Ronaldo told Manchester United that he wanted to leave the club, on the eve of their return to pre-season training.
However, it’s not been easy for the 37-year-old to find somewhere to go, so right now it looks like he’ll still be at Old Trafford come to the start of the Premier League campaign.
These teams, PSG, Bayern, and Chelsea have already reportedly turned down the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with Atletico Madrid the latest team to be linked with him.
Diego Simeone’s team would struggle to afford his wages but, according to CBS reporter Ben Jacobs, they won’t have to pay his current wages.
Morata Stays With The Biaconneri Next Season
The two forwards played side-by-side for Real Madrid back when the Spaniard was making his first steps on the big stage.
Their collaboration was interrupted by Morata’s first spell at Juventus between 2014 and 2016, but he eventually returned to the Santiago Bernabeu, before leaving once again when he signed for Chelsea a year later.
In 2020, they have reunited again, this time in Turin, when Morata started his second spell with the Bianconeri.
Following the expiry of his loan spell, the Spain international has now returned to Atletico Madrid,
Nonetheless, all parties are hoping of securing a deal that would prolong his stay at Juventus, and his former teammate could reportedly have a role to play.
It had been reported that Atletico would be eager to send Morata to Juventus if they manage to sign Ronaldo.
Anthony Martial Is The Most Improved Player In Manchester United
Manchester United is currently having to find other ways to score without Ronaldo, whilst on tour in Thailand and Australia, and it’s going pretty well.
The Manchester United Forward, Anthony Martial has scored three in three games in pre-season and the Frenchman has been well backed to win the league’s Golden Boot award in the upcoming season.
Cristiano Ronaldo may hate the idea of staying but he might have to if one Atleti fan’s opinion on his club signing the Portugal star is heeded by the club.
Then when he decided to stay he might find that Martial has overtaken him in Erik ten Hag’s pecking order, then he won’t need to worry about being relied on.
The Duo Matthijs De Ligt And Sadio Mane Settled At Bayern Quickly
Matthijs de Ligt and Sadio Mane scored their first goals for the club in the comfortable win, but it was the club veteran who made the rounds on social media after the match.
Muller denied that he would be joining Mikel Arteta’s side, appearing to laugh at the fan’s questioning quickly dampening any speculation over a move.
When asked if he would join the Gunners, he replied: ‘No, no, no, no!’
Having already lost talismanic forward Robert Lewandowski to Barcelona, it would likely have d to have been a sensational bid for Bayern to be convinced to part with yet another of their veteran forwards.
Debutants Mane and de Ligt ran riot in the US capital as the ten-time Bundesliga champions thrashed Wayne Rooney’s DC United 6-2 in Washington.
Former Liverpool star Mane, who completed his £35million switch to the German champions last month, opened his Bayern account within five minutes after converting a spot kick.
De Ligt, who completed his £68m move from Juventus on Tuesday, was also on the scoresheet, finding the net less than two minutes after coming off the bench at halftime.
Manager Julian Nagelsmann praised the pair for how well they’ve both settled into the squad so quickly.
‘Both players have made a good start,’ Nagelsmann said post-match.
‘Matthijs scored a brilliant goal with his left foot. I saw his impressive passing with his left foot in training today, and now this brilliant finish as well.’
Also among the goals was Serge Gnabry, who penned a new deal last weekend to stay in Bavaria until 2026 and was also linked with a return to the Gunners having begun his career there.