Cristiano Ronaldo asks to leave Manchester United if club receive 'satisfactory offer'
Ronaldo's decision is driven by a desire to play in the Champions League for the remainder of his career
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked to be allowed to leave Manchester United should the Red Devils receive a satisfactory offer in the transfer window.
As reported by The Times, the Portuguese international's decision is driven by a desire to play in the Champions League for the remainder of his career.
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'There are personal reasons for leaving Manchester'
The 37-year-old believes that he has 'three or four years' left at the highest level, and is keen to spend the next few years at a club where he has the chance to add to his team and individual achievements.
Cristiano Ronaldo scored 24 goals in 38 appearances for United, in 2021/22, as well as bagging nine international goals for Portugal.
The report in The Times states Ronaldo no longer views his future to be at Old Trafford after a season that saw Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick both in the manager's chair, and the club missing out on Champions League football. Castles writes:
'The Portugal player believes he has “three or four years” left at the highest level of the game and would like to spend them at a club where he is capable of adding to his team and individual achievements.'
'According to close friends,' he adds, 'Ronaldo’s affection and respect for United’s support remains as strong as ever. In addition to pursuing a transfer on sporting grounds, however, there are personal reasons for leaving Manchester after a difficult period for his young family.'
Ronaldo and his partner, Georgina Rodriguez welcomed a baby daughter to the world, in May, but her twin brother passed away.
The two likeliest clubs to secure the signature of Ronaldo are reported to be Chelsea and Bayern Munich, although a move back to Serie A has not been ruled out.