Manchester United may be left with no other choice but to sign a new striker this summer.
Despite having another year left on his contract, Ronaldo has made it clear to his agent Jorge Mendes and club officials that he wants to leave United for a second time in his career.
It is understood that Ronaldo became disillusioned at the idea of not playing in the UEFA Champions League next season, which will also result in a pay cut for the 37-year-old forward.
The MEN claim United will prioritise signing a forward once they have completed negotiations for the prospective signings of Christian Eriksen and Frenkie de Jong.
Moreover, the Red Devils are in the market for defensive recruits too, such as Lisandro Martinez amid a new and improved £43m offer.
In Germany, Bild reckon RB Leipzig striker Brian Brobbey could be a target for United, with a €15m price tag.
That is cheap for a striker in the current market and the 20-year-old has worked under Erik ten Hag as recently as last season when he scored eight goals in eleven games on loan at Ajax.
Personally, I would be hoping for a better option than Brobbey, but that comes down to Ten Hag’s decision as he will know the Dutch forward better than most.
Replacing Ronaldo’s goals next season won’t be an easy task but there is time left in the transfer window to find a decent alternative.