Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has continued to insist he wants a way out of Old Trafford to embrace a new challenge in his career.
Early in the week, the Portugal national team captain and his representative, Jorge Mendes, visited the club to meet with the executives, including the chief executive officer Alexander Arnold and head coach Erik ten Hag, to present options that would allow him to fulfil his wish.
Manchester United had earlier said Ronaldo is an integral part of the club plans for the new season set to kick start next month but the inability of the Red Devils to qualify for the UEFA Champions League has resulted in the player seeking elsewhere.
The top-scorer for United last season is on the watchlist list of several European clubs with Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid reportedly studying the situation. Aside from Europe, the player was also linked with a big-money move to Saudi Arabia and MLS but he rebuffed the offers adding that his time for the MLS is not yet due.
Snippets from the options presented by Ronaldo’s representative on Tuesday, to facilitate the former Juventus forward’s exit, revealed that a loan move away from Old Trafford will see Ronaldo extend his contract by an additional year.
Also, a different option was for Ronaldo to cancel his remaining deal with Old Trafford billed to end in 2023 to enable him to accept offers from other clubs.
However, the decision by Manchester United over the proposition by Ronaldo’s representative is yet to be known but either way, Ronaldo will not rule out the possibility of playing under Ten Hag should the club refuse to grant his wish.
Chelsea were reportedly among the clubs interested in the player with co-owner Todd Boehly meeting with Mendes but reports revealed that Thomas Tuchel is not interested in the deal which made the club retract its advances.
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