It is hard to understand why none of the giants of European football are willing to make room in their squads for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Manchester United striker wants to play in the UEFA Champions League this season and has asked his agent Jorge Mendes to find him a team in the competition.
As such, Ronaldo has been linked with a move to the likes of Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico or Real Madrid, but nobody seems keen on signing the Portugal international, who has scored 815 career goals and averages 0.73 goals per game. game for the past 20 years.
Here we go through the various clubs that have been linked with him and explain why each has refused to bring him in.
The German side were one of the first to publicly state that Cristiano Ronaldo was not in their plans.
“We came to the conclusion that despite all the appreciation we all feel for him, he would not fit our philosophy in the current situation,” said CEO Oliver Kahn.
The Ligue 1 champions have decided to change the direction of their team planning following the departure of Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo.
During a press conference where he introduced new coach Christophe Galtier, president Nasser Al-Khelaifi pointed out that the team was looking for a longer-term commitment and that Cristiano Ronaldo did not fit the new idea.
The prospect of playing for the Blues would tempt Cristiano Ronaldo, but several media outlets have pointed out that Thomas Tuchel is not in love with the Portuguese striker, so he has no place at Chelsea.
Atlético and Real Madrid
His former club have not considered a potential return for the top goalscorer in their history, while many Atlético Madrid fans have expressed their opposition to the potential signing of Cristiano Ronaldo.
The International Association of Atleti Supporters’ Groups even issued a statement expressing their “absolute rejection” of the possibility of signing Ronaldo, “who represents the antithesis of the values that are the hallmarks of our Atleti”.
In addition, Atlético president Enrique Cerezo said during Nahuel Molina’s presentation that the team will not accept any further signings.
Cristiano Ronaldo won’t feature vs Atletico but should face Rayo Vallecano
Cristiano Ronaldo has been left out of Erik ten Hag’s squad for the friendly between the Red Devils and Atletico Madrid at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo.
However, just hours later, Ronaldo announced on Instagram that he would be available to face Rayo Vallecano at Old Trafford on Sunday, although he is still believed to be eyeing a possible exit.