Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly asked to leave Manchester United this summer in order to continue playing in the Champions League. The decision was taken soon after he and Todd Boehly considered bringing him to Chelsea for the summer.
Bayern Munich is rumored to have spoken to United this summer when Erik ten Hag takes charge at Old Trafford.
Since the Dutchman’s hiring became known, Ronaldo’s future has received a lot of attention, and it is more probable that he will leave this summer.
The new Chelsea chairman Boehly allegedly met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in June to explore potential summer transfer targets. One of the topics covered was the signing of the presumably 37-year-old.
This summer, it was announced that Romelu Lukaku will return to Inter Milan on loan for the 2022–2023 campaign, leading Chelsea to start looking for a new top striker. Even if Ronaldo was an unexpected target, the possibility has grown in light of the great Portuguese player’s most recent selection.
He asked for permission to leave United this summer if a decent offer for his services materialized, according to a story from The Times on Sunday. The Champions League is a factor, but the decision has also been influenced by a challenging off-the-field year that followed the death of his daughter.