It’s a rumor that Ronaldo leaves Man Utd in January after the match against Tottenham Hotspur. MU is ready to let Ronaldo leave, they are also preparing for talks with the Portuguese superstar this Monday.
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Will Ronaldo leave Man Utd?
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the Red Devils in January 2023. Coach Erik ten Hag is also ready to let the 37-year-old striker leave in case a club asks to buy in January. The football star is currently banned for leaving the tunnel before the final whistle in the match against Tottenham.
The Portuguese player has been held accountable for his disgruntled behavior when the club had his wages deducted for two weeks and dropped from the squad in the 1-1 draw with Chelsea last week.
The biggest obstacle to the transfer is his age and the weekly salary of 466,000 USD that Ronaldo is receiving at Man United. This is a number not many clubs can pay. To be able to find a new home, he may have to deeply reduce his income. The Red Devils are even considering letting the Portuguese star leave on a free transfer.
The Athletic revealed that the superstar accepted to reduce the income he was receiving at MU to quickly find a new destination in January 2023. This is not the first time Ronaldo has accepted a pay cut to leave MU. In the last summer transfer window, he also offered to reduce his income to facilitate negotiations with a new club. His goal is to continue playing in the Champions League. However, no club offered to CR7.
His failure at the Red Devils even caused friction between Red Devils legends Gary Neville and Roy Keane. They think CR7 is engulfing the club and their former teammates at Old Tranfond.
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When did Ronaldo leave Man Utd and where is his next stop?
Ten Hag “will not stand in the way” if Ronaldo leaves Man Utd in January 2023. Previously, Chelsea was rumored to want to get CR7, however, when the Blues began to stabilize under coach Graham Potter, billionaire Todd Boehly no longer desired to own CR7.
The high salary plus the terrible decline of this striker has made many teams falter, making many clubs not ready to receive Ronaldo at this time. Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Napoli all turned down the opportunity to recruit the former Real Madrid player this past summer.
After the rebellion, CR7 wrote a letter stating respect and professionalism. In the past few days, this player accepted to move down to train with the Red Devils U21 team. However, he does not want to prolong the disappointment at the club. After the 2022 World Cup, it is likely that CR7 will think about a new destination.
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Cristiano Ronaldo drops in market value
With poor form this season and often on the bench at Man Utd, the striker has the lowest transfer market valuation of his career at only 20 million euros. Before that, the Portuguese star’s peak period was when he played for Real Madrid, with a price of up to 120 million euros in the 2014, 2015, and 2018 seasons.
It is understandable that CR7’s price has plummeted this season, partly because he has turned 37, partly because of poor form and often had to sit on the bench under coach Erik ten Hag.
Notably, just over a year ago, when he returned to Old Trafford from Juventus, the 37-year-old striker had a valuation of 45 million euros. Currently, Man Utd’s most expensive player is Bruno Fernandes with 85 million euros, followed by Jadon Sancho and Antony both at 75 million euros.
In this year’s poll, Cristiano Ronaldo ranked 20th, the lowest in 17 years he was nominated for the Golden Ball.
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Ronaldo leaves Man Utd sooner or later. It’s still not sure when CR7 will leave and where his new home will be, but surely Portugal will not accept sitting on MU’s bench anymore. Don’t forget to follow Transfer In Football for the latest news!