The rumor mill surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo is bubbling. Is the football star leaving Manchester United? There was a harsh rejection from a club boss.
The alternating theater surrounding the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been going on since the summer transfer window. The 37-year-old tried by all means to leave the English Premier League club, his agent Jorge Mendes offered the 2016 European champion to almost every Champions League club. However, Ronaldo’s dream solution Borussia Dortmund, Bayern, Chelsea, Paris St.-Germain or Atletico Madrid were rejected.
So Ronaldo had to stay in Manchester, get used to his reserve role. The striker no longer has a regular place with the “Red Devils” and also made headlines with his premature “escape from the bank” and the subsequent suspension. In 15 seasons so far there are three goals and three assists.
Club boss mocks Ronaldo
It’s only logical that the rumors of change around the 37-year-old don’t stop. In addition to Olympique Marseille, which is said to have shown a moderate interest in the soccer star, and the return to his youth club Sporting Lisbon, a transfer to the Brazilian top club Flamengo Rio de Janeiro was recently rumored. But this sensational change to South America will not happen, as club president Rodolfo Landim confirmed in the “Papo Reto” podcast.
Instead, the 65-year-old mocked the aging soccer star. “Cristiano Ronaldo at Flamengo? In what position? He would only be on the bench with us. The replacement for Pedro or Gabriel? I can’t take it anymore,” Landim laughed, followed by a resounding verbal slap for the football giant. Pedro and Gabriel Barbosa are both undisputed Flamengo regulars, each scoring 11 goals.
“Lots of Imagination”
“I don’t know where these reports come from, but those who spread them have a lot of imagination,” said the club boss, who calculated that Ronaldo’s monthly salary was “far above Flamengo salaries” and that he would not take a step , “which is not safe,” said the Flamengo boss. Landim was referring to an offer from Saudi Arabia that guaranteed Ronaldo $250 million over two years.
In any case, Ronaldo’s contract expires at the end of the season. However, there are increasing signs that he will leave Manchester in winter. The question is where will he go…