Cristiano Ronaldo could complete shocking Premier League return as Al Nassr boss raises striker’s transfer wishes

Portugal striker Cristiano Ronaldo could finally return to the Premier League after his Al Nassr coach spoke of his transfer plans.

Cristiano Ronaldo represents Portugal at Qatar World Cup

Ronaldo rejoined Manchester United with a splash in August 2021 when they paid Juventus £12.8m to bring him back to Old Trafford. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has enjoyed a successful first season back at United, scoring 24 goals in 38 appearances.

However, Ronaldo’s future at United is under threat in the summer of 2022 when Eric ten Hager becomes the new manager. He’s not sure the team is so dependent on a 37-year-old who wants to help other players improve.

As a result, Ronaldo lost his starting spot and the Ten Hag opted instead to rely on attackers such as Marcus Rashford, Anthony Martial and Anthony.

Unsurprisingly, Ronaldo was very frustrated with spending so much time on the bench and gave a blockbuster interview to vent about his problems. He complained about Ten Hag, some of his United players and the hierarchy at the club.

So far, he obviously cannot continue to play for Manchester United, and the two sides chose to terminate the contract in November.

Despite wanting to join a Champions League club when he left Manchester United, the legendary striker ended up going to Saudi Arabia’s AI Nasser.

He has made two appearances for them so far, although he has yet to find a chance to score.

Ronaldo’s contract with Al Nasr is valid until June 2025. Given his age, that could mean he will eventually retire in the Middle East.

Cristiano Ronaldo backs complete European return

Surprisingly, however, Al Nassr boss Rudi Garcia is now saying Ronaldo wants to return to Europe.

“Cristiano Ronaldo is a positive addition because he helps to disperse defenders,” Garcia told reporters at a news conference (via talkSPORT).

“He is one of the best players in the world. He will not end his career at Al Nassr, he will return to Europe.”

After returning to Europe from Nasser, Ronaldo is likely to end up joining a Premier League team. After all, he knows the department well and has lived in England twice before.

He has also held talks with Chelsea and Manchester City about joining their respective teams in recent years.

But what is clear is that as long as the Ten Hag is around, Ronaldo will never play for Manchester United again.

The Ten Hag was unimpressed by Ronaldo’s controversial interview and did everything in his power to get the player out of the club as quickly as possible.

It would be a fairytale end to Ronaldo’s career if he went to Paris Saint-Germain and was linked with Lionel Messi. They are longtime rivals of Real Madrid and Barcelona and challengers for the Ballon d’Or.

It’s nice to see two of the best players of all time playing on the same team, even when they’re past their prime.

Meanwhile, Manchester United could break their transfer record by spending more than £100m for a lethal striker, according to reports.

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘will splash out on buying a new golf clubhouse at his £17m mansion in Portugal – only to DEMOLISH it because it ruins the view from his property’

Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants to further splash the cash on his dream home in Portugal by buying and demolishing a local golf course clubhouse because it ruins the view from his under-construction mansion.

Ronaldo’s new £17million home will boast luxury features such as an automatic underground garage with elevators that allow him to select one of his supercars from his vast collection.

But the 37-year-old is now looking at ways to improve the surrounding areas of his stunning Quinta da Marinha property and is unhappy with the proximity of the neighbouring Oitavos Golf Club, according to The Sun.

As a solution to his problem, Ronaldo wants to purchase the clubhouse and car park, demolish both, and relocate them to a different area in an attempt to provide more privacy for his family.

The Portugal captain has reportedly instructed his lawyers to open negotiations with the golf course as he attempts to thrash out a deal before his new home, which he plans to move into with girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez and his five children, is completed.

The 12,000 square foot property is due to be finished early next year and boasts an array of features that you would expect from someone with Ronaldo’s £500,000-per-week earnings.

His stunning coastal property will feature expansive luxury bedrooms that provide views of the Atlantic Ocean, swimming pools, cinema, games room, and more.

Ronaldo’s future is up in the air as the forward wants to leave Manchester United.

The Champions League’s all-time record goalscorer is keen to join a side competing in Europe’s top club competition after a dismal campaign consigned United to the Europa League.

Ronaldo has never competed in the Europa League and is keen to avoid doing so as he enters the twilight years of his career, with his agent Jorge Mendes trying to secure his client an exit all summer.

Marseille are the latest club to be linked with a move for the global icon – which has been endorsed by former Liverpool legend Djibril Cisse, who has told Ronaldo he will ‘look after him’ if he moves to France.

Ronaldo is set to stay at the club owing to a lack of offers for his services. He was left on the bench by Erik ten Hag for their 2-1 win over Liverpool at Old Trafford on Monday night, before coming on as a substitute in the 85th minute.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is close to return to Sporting Lisbon

Cristiano Ronaldo to Sporting Lisbon is reportedly ’99 percent’ done…

Manchester United have issued a response amid emerging reports on Thursday evening suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo was closing in on a fairytale return to Sporting Lisbon. Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford remains up in the air entering the final week of the summer transfer window.

According to Caught Offside, the 37-year-old is on the verge of signing for Sporting Lisbon ahead of the September 1 deadline. It’s claimed that the transfer is so advanced that the Portuguese giants will begin preparing his presentation on Friday.

The report adds that the deal is 99 per cent done after Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, worked around the clock to find a route into the Champions League for his client. Sporting manager Ruben Amorim and his squad have been preparing for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s glorious return ‘for weeks’.

However, the Mail report that United have downplayed the chances of Ronaldo returning to the team he left for England 19 years ago this summer. The Red Devils have strongly maintained their stance throughout Erik ten Hag’s first transfer window as manager – Ronaldo is not for sale.

United missed out on Champions League football with their measly sixth-place finish last season, despite the Portuguese icon’s barrel of goals throughout his return campaign. He has a record-breaking legacy in Europe’s elite competition to maintain and improve on in the final years of his career, sparking his desire to leave M16 after just one campaign.

However, the value on the pitch, in the dressing room, and commercially he offers United have made the club reluctant to let him depart. And a lack of concrete interest in his signature hasn’t helped his efforts, with Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich and Chelsea among European heavyweights to distance themselves.

Sporting could stand alone as Ronaldo’s final opportunity to leave United and maintain his Champions League status this season. And the Primeira Liga club will be confident of challenging to progress into the knockouts after being drawn in Group D alongside Eintracht Frankfurt, Tottenham Hotspur and Marseille.

But with seven days left until the clock strikes 11pm on September 1, the lack of movement and decreasing time period for United to identify a worthy replacement makes Ronaldo’s exit improbable. The number seven could start back-to-back Premier League games on the bench when Ten Hag’s side visit Southampton on Saturday.

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