Jorge Mendes has buyer on the table for Manchester United and has held talks with Sporting CP for Cristiano Ronaldo
Jorge Mendes has informed Manchester United that he has a buyer on the table for the Red Devils to negotiate the exit of Cristiano Ronaldo. The superagent has apparently also held talks with Sporting CP for the Portuguese.
The 37-year-old wants out of the Red Devils this summer and has asked United to name their price, according to The Sun (h/t Mirror). However, before moving forward with negotiations, the legendary number seven’s agent needs to know what the Manchester-based club want.
But United are adamant about keeping hold of Ronaldo. The Portugues was one of the Red Devils’ best players last season. The side from Manchester want the 37-year-old to be a part of Erik ten Hag’s squad going into the upcoming campaign.
The Athletic (h/t Express) also claim that Mendes has already had discussions with Ronaldo’s former club Sporting CP. But a sentimental homecoming is difficult to envision, considering the numbers that will have to be involved in a deal.
The 37-year-old is on £350,000 per week at United. Only a handful of cubs could afford anywhere near that amount to bring Ronaldo.
The Manchester-based club’s forward line has a number of options, but most of them failed to make an impact on the previous campaign. Only Ronaldo held up his end of the bargain.
Martial didn’t start many games in the first half of the season and decided to leave on loan to Sevilla. The striker has shown promise during pre-season after returning from Spain.
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It remains to be seen how the Ronaldo saga culminates. What is certain is that if the Portuguese leaves, United will have to find someone to replace the goals that we’ll lose.