Manchester May Opt Out Of Cristiano Ronaldo Deal in January
The Red Devils eye an $11.4 million gain from the Portuguese star’s exit
Manchester United may gain more than $11.4 million during the January transfer window if they allow Cristiano Ronaldo to leave the club. Is it a plan in the making? Apparently, the 37-year-old is not happy with his time at the English club. He was linked with a move away from the Club throughout the season.
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Meanwhile, the Red Devils could not secure a Champions League spot this season. Their performance in the EPL was not promising either, finishing in the sixth position in 2021. Ronaldo is not happy with the team’s track record in recent years. Besides it, he was facing a form issue. However, the Portuguese star stayed put at the club and recently scored his first goal of the season, in penalties against FC Sheriff.
Cristiano Ronaldo and his form are a concern
Manchester United spent $14.8 million for the Portuguese forward in a two-year deal in 2021. His return to the EPL was much celebrated, and they expected a lot from the legend.
It is not clear if United is interested in continuing with Ronaldo. Manager Ten Hag said the Portuguese superstar must attend all the practice sessions to perform well in the matches. The coach thinks Rono can do a lot better for his team.
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After taking charge, the Dutch manager led his side to five wins and three losses in the season. The Red Devils are currently fifth in the Premier League Table, with 12 points from six matches. Ronaldo’s form is a crucial aspect for United to get back to their feet after disappointing outings in the EPL and Champions League. The club at present is spending a hefty price tag on Ronaldo. According to reports, he earns a salary of £450,000 per week.
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In the summer, head coach Erik ten Hag reintroduced the squad. They bought players like Antony, Lisandro Martinez, and Casemiro into the team. They spent £225 million during the summer transfer window. Ronaldo leaving the club will allow more funds to the cash-shrinking United. However, everything will be clear only in January, when the transfer window opens up for teams.