Manchester United’s new manager, Erik ten Hag, says he is happy that Cristiano will stay at the club. Ten Hag says he has spoken to the striker and that Ronaldo is in his plans next season. The news comes after reports that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave the club in order to get a chance at playing Champions League football.
Chelsea have agreed a £47.5m fee with Manchester City for Raheem Sterling. The 27-year-old is expected to go for a medical in London on Sunday afternoon. The contract is agreed for five years plus an optional extra 12 months.
Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to be allowed to leave Manchester United should the Premier League club receive a satisfactory offer in the transfer window, according to The Times.
The 37-year-old’s decision is said to be driven by a desire to play in the Champions League for the remainder of his career.
Ronaldo has been part of 19 consecutive Champions League seasons since leaving Sporting Lisbon for English football in the summer of 2003. He has never played in the Europa League, in which United will feature this season after finishing sixth in the Premier League.
The Portugal player is believed to feel 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, 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.
On this mornings Paper Talk, Sky Sports News discusses an article from the Daily Express which claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has offered his services to PSG. Erik ten Hag stated that Ronaldo was not for sale and he would not leave the club, however it has become apparent that the Man United star still wants to leave the club.
Meanwhile could Newcastle break there all time transfer window spending as they eye up a £15m deal?
Leeds winger Raphinha is close to a move to Barcelona as he goes for a medical at the club on Wednesday. Meanwhile Raheem Sterling completes his move to Chelsea and the club go to Napoli for Kalidou Koulibaly, for a fee expected to be in the region of £33m.