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Man Utd Terminate Ronaldo’s Contract – Where Next for CR7?

Man Utd Terminate Ronaldo’s Contract – Where Next for CR7?
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The Cristiano Ronaldo saga at Old Trafford is finally over. Following the 37-year-old's controversial interview with Piers Morgan, Manchester United have terminated his contract.

It’s fair to say that Ronaldo has tarnished his reputation at Man Utd, despite his past achievements with the club. But with one of the greatest players of all time now a free agent, the question on everyone’s lips is – where will Ronaldo go next?

Let’s take a look at the most realistic destinations.

Could Ronaldo Return to Sporting?

A fairytale return to Lisbon appears to be the most likely move for Ronaldo at this moment in time. CR7 started his career with Sporting before embarking on his first stint with Man Utd in 2003.

That said, Sporting have been knocked out of this season’s Champions League and may not be able to afford Ronaldo’s wages. Could these stumbling blocks scupper a return to where it all began?

Will CR7 Swap Man Utd for Chelsea?

Chelsea looked set to make an approach for Ronaldo during the summer transfer window. However, Thomas Tuchel reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign the veteran forward.

Todd Boehly, Chelsea’s American owner, is thought to be keen on the idea of bringing CR7 to Stamford Bridge. But Ronaldo could struggle to adapt to Graham Potter’s pressing game.

Could Ronaldo Team Up With Messi at PSG?

Can you imagine Ronaldo and Messi playing in the same team? Well, you might not have to imagine it for much longer if PSG decide to make a bold approach to sign the Portuguese megastar.

Of course, the French giants already have Kylian Mbappe and Neymar in their ranks. But they are not afraid to fork out staggering sums of money. In fact, PSG are one of the only clubs who could afford Ronaldo’s demands.

Is Ronaldo Destined for a Real Madrid Reunion?

Ronaldo won it all with Real Madrid. Between 2009 and 2018, he fired Los Blancos to four Champions League crowns, two La Liga titles, two Cop del Rey triumphs and three FIFA Club World Cup titles.

Although a return to the Spanish capital is unlikely, it is not off the cards altogether. With Karim Benzema out injured, Real Madrid could be tempted to re-sign Ronaldo to reinforce their attacking options.

Premier League
OVERALL TABLE PTS GP W D L GF GA +/-
1
Arsenal 37 14 12 1 1 33 11 22
2
Manchester City 32 14 10 2 2 40 14 26
3
Newcastle United 30 15 8 6 1 29 11 18
4
Tottenham 29 15 9 2 4 31 21 10
5
Manchester United 26 14 8 2 4 20 20 0
6
Liverpool 22 14 6 4 4 28 17 11
7
Brighton 21 14 6 3 5 23 19 4
8
Chelsea 21 14 6 3 5 17 17 0
9
Fulham 19 15 5 4 6 24 26 -2
10
Brentford 19 15 4 7 4 23 25 -2
11
Crystal Palace 19 14 5 4 5 15 18 -3
12
Aston Villa 18 15 5 3 7 16 22 -6
13
Leicester City 17 15 5 2 8 25 25 0
14
Bournemouth 16 15 4 4 7 18 32 -14
15
Leeds United 15 14 4 3 7 22 26 -4
16
West Ham 14 15 4 2 9 12 17 -5
17
Everton 14 15 3 5 7 11 17 -6
18
Nottingham Forest 13 15 3 4 8 11 30 -19
19
Southampton 12 15 3 3 9 13 27 -14
20
Wolverhampton 10 15 2 4 9 8 24 -16

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