Manchester United have reportedly changed their tune on Cristiano Ronaldo by willing to let him go this summer, but only on a loan deal.
That’s according to Steve Bates of The Mirror. He adds that United want Ronaldo to trigger a one-year extension option in his contract with the club so that he will return to Old Trafford, granted we qualify for the Champions League that is…
It is noted that Ronaldo and his agent, Jorge Mendes, have been surprised by United’s proposal and it has not been rejected out of hand.
The 37-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to Atletico Madrid over the past week, but the La Liga side face a lot of work in order to make that happen.
Ronaldo has yet to report for pre-season training, but that hasn’t stopped him posting cryptic gym pics on social media.
Ronaldo’s desire to play in the Champions League has been well-documented, but I also feel United should demand a transfer fee for Ronaldo rather than try take him back when he’s a year older.
I would hope we’d look to sign a younger goalscorer next summer and prioritise the area for once in recent times.
One more year of Ronaldo sounds just about bearable – but not if we must wait another year for that to happen.
It makes me wonder if United would demand a player in exchange.