Ronaldo is in news as he exited from Manchester United which is potentially up for sale; the American Owners recently expressed their desire to look for buyers. Man United in a statement stated that their star striker Cristiano has left the club, effective immediately.
37 year old Ronaldo, and Manchester United has agreed a mutual termination of his contract following his explosive interview with Piers Morgan in which he criticised United and manager Erik ten Hag.
“Cristiano Ronaldo is to leave Manchester United by mutual agreement, with immediate effect according to a sttement issued by the club on Tuesday.
“The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future. Ronaldo goals have played a great part in Man United’s glorious performance since the time he joined the club.
“Everyone at Manchester United remains focused on continuing the team’s progress under Erik ten Hag and working together to deliver success on the pitch.”
Sources have told ESPN that Ronaldo wanted to leave and that United have not paid him to go. So there is nothing being revealed about Ronaldo transfer news.
Ronaldo’s contract at Old Trafford was due to run until June, but United sought to cancel it early after the striker told Morgan the club had made “zero progress” since Sir Alex Ferguson retired in 2013 and that he “doesn’t respect” Ten Hag.
In a simultaneous statement, Ronaldo, who rejoined United from Juventus in 2021, said it was “time for a new challenge.” He said: “Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.
“I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge.
“I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.”
Ronaldo is in Qatar preparing for his first game at the World Cup, with Portugal due to face Ghana on Thursday.
Ronaldo free to join any club – Manchester United
He is free to join another club immediately after leaving Old Trafford and will not have to wait until the January transfer window.
United had been keen to resolve the situation quickly, with sources telling ESPN they were ready to sue for breach of contract if a mutual termination could not be agreed.
Sources close to United insist he has been available since the summer but that they only received one approach from a club in Saudi Arabia, which Ronaldo turned down. Ronaldo’s representatives, however, have maintained he has a number of options and that moves fell through during the last transfer window because United were demanding a significant fee.
What happens to Manchester United after Ronaldo exit?
One of the most successful and historic sports clubs in the world, announces today that the Company’s Board of Directors (the “Board”) is commencing a process to explore strategic alternatives for the club.
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So how much is Ronaldo currently worth? according to reports he is worth $115 million. Now all eyes are on the FIFA World Cup 2022 where he will be seen in action. For fans it will this big question – Who is better play Ronaldo or Messi?