One of the biggest players to look for a new club is Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese forward is not happy at Manchester United and now the rumors put his name back to Spain, but to play for Atletico de Madrid. It would be a huge move, but there are some factors that keep him away from the Colchoneros.
The 2022 transfer window is still open and there are still some names available for clubs to sign this summer. Surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo could switch teams in 2022 despite his recent move to Manchester United. Atlético de Madrid could now be in the sights of the Portuguese, but several factors still need to be resolved before we see CR7 in the white and red striped shirt.
A year ago, a bomb was dropped on the market when Cristiano Ronaldo opted for a second era at Manchester United. Every fan was excited to know how the striker would help the team recover and return to its glory days. However, the second parts are not always the best, and CR7 is proof that he was far from successful with those from the Premier League.
In this transfer window, some players made huge blockbusters to continue their careers. In LaLiga, Real Madrid and Barcelona are always in the spotlight as both have a rivalry that goes beyond the local competition. But now Atlético de Madrid are willing to step in and are rumored to be going for Cristiano Ronaldo. Still, there are some factors they have to sort out before they dream of the Portuguese in their team.
According to AS, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most important target in this transfer window for Atlético de Madrid. He knows the league very well and the Colchoneros would be interested in the 37-year-old to improve their attack for this season.
But before they start dreaming of the Portuguese in their team, a few things need to be sorted out in order to sign him. According to LaLiga’s budget rules, Atlético de Madrid need to free up around €40 million to include Cristiano Ronaldo. Also, those numbers don’t factor in the forward’s salary, so that’s another problem for them salary-wise.
Of course, Manchester United do not want Cristiano Ronaldo to leave as they have just brought in a new manager to their team. Erik ten Hag has already confirmed several times that he is considering the Portuguese for next season and is looking forward to working with him.
The Dutch manager also told AS that he knows Cristiano has a clause in his contract that ties him to Manchester United until 2024, and they are willing to exercise it as soon as possible to begin the transformation with one of the all-time greats in their squad.