Ronaldo, the superstar forward of Spain's Real Madrid and Portugal's National Team, is determined to leave the club in favor of the UK's Manchester United after the World Cup, said the Italian newspaper Libero on Monday. The website 101GreatGoals.com characterizes Libero as "a paper who usually steer clear of transfer gossip and football news."
According to the report, the renowned player, who scored an impressive hat trick against Spain on Friday, will move to Old Trafford-based Man United once the tournament is over. However, the French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) is currently competing with the British club for Ronaldo, the report says.
📰 "RONALDO IS LEAVING REAL"— Spectating Madrid (@spectatemadrid) 7 июня 2018 г.
"Irreversible decision from the captain of the team and best in the world"
"Non-fulfillment of promises from Florentino Pérez"
"It is not about money but yes of the recognition of his status" [@Record_Portugal] pic.twitter.com/oZIfLLzheL
Record reported at the time that Ronaldo had made an "irreversible" decision to leave the club. Apparently, it was the club's reluctance to raise the forward's payroll to match that of Lionel Messi's 55 million euros per season that caused the split. Florentino Perez, Real Madrid's president, reportedly told Ronaldo and his agent Jorge Mendes that the club would be increasing the player's payroll, but it has failed to live up to the promise. Currently, Ronaldo earns 21 million euros per season, according to 101GreatGoals.com.
Spanish sports website Diario Gol, however, also reported Monday that Ronaldo wants the club to sell four players in order to get him to stay in Madrid. According to Diario Gol, Ronaldo insists that Real Madrid cut lose Gareth Bale, Theo Hernandez, Mateo Kovacic and Francisco Román Alarcón Suárez, better known as "Isco." Ronaldo is backed in this demand by Real Madrid's head coach, Julen Lopetegui.
Meanwhile, speaking earlier this month, former Real coach Fabio Capello claimed Ronaldo was hellbent on returning to United, according to the Express.
"I think that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to go back to Manchester," the UK newspaper quotes him as saying. "I think he wants to play for United and be coached by his compatriot Mourinho."
@Cristiano I am very lucky to see cr7 on pitch and also very lucky to say that I am a fan of cristiano ronaldo. Thank you sir for make me lucky one to support you and we are all Manchester united supporter waiting for you please comeback— Avishek Deb (@AvishekDeb20) 17 июня 2018 г.
People are fun of asking which club do you support when you place Ronaldo ahead of Messi— T.S. Colz (@tercollinz) 17 июня 2018 г.
And I say am Manchester united
And they say
We know why
And I smile