Cristiano Ronaldo is on his way to Manchester, after missing the most important part of the preparations.
The Portuguese reportedly missed the Australian tour due to “family reasons”, but it has now been confirmed that he is coming to Manchester to resolve his situation.
“Athletic” writes that the arrival of Ronaldo is a positive signal that he could stay, but that he will have to hold a crucial meeting with Erik ten Hague and the club’s management.
United will resume training on Tuesday after returning from Australia, Ten Haag expects Ronaldo to join the training and has made no secret that he sees him as a leader of the team.
During the past weeks, Ronaldo’s agent, Georges Mendes, negotiated with numerous clubs, tried to take Ronaldo to PSG, Chelsea and Bayern Munich, but met with closed doors everywhere. At that time, Atlético Madrid appeared as the most serious candidate, but financial problems made the transfer difficult.
Ronaldo scored 24 goals last season, was the team’s top scorer, but did not help the team qualify for the Champions League. It is this lack of quality and ambition that has influenced Ronaldo’s desire to leave, as he wants to play in the Champions League immediately.
Ronaldo has one year left on his contract, turns 38 in February and doesn’t seem to have much time to wait.