PSG? Chelsea? MLS? Where next for Ronaldo after Man Utd transfer push?

Cristiano Ronaldo
The Portuguese superstar is looking to force open an exit door at Old Trafford, but where could he end up if a move is made in 2022?
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Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for a way out of Manchester United, with GOAL able to confirm that the Portuguese superstar has requested that the club allow him to leave this summer if an acceptable offer is tabled.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is now 37 years of age, still has 12 months left to run on his contract at Old Trafford but is eager to keep himself in contention for major honours and feels another new era for the Red Devils under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag is not yet ready to deliver on that ambition.

With that taken into account, the obvious question is – where could Ronaldo end up? Unsurprisingly, an all-time great is said to have plenty of suitors – with that list extending to just about every corner of the globe – but who could win the race for a sought-after signature and where do the bookies believe he will be at the start of the 2022-23 campaign?

All odds from bet365 and correct at time of writing on 04/07/2022. 18+. begambleaware.org

  1. Manchester United
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    Manchester United

    Having committed to a two-year deal upon his return to Manchester in the summer of 2021, Ronaldo would need United to do him a favour in agreeing to an early severing of ties.

    With 24 goals recorded across all competitions last season, in a campaign where many other so-called stars struggled to find a spark, the Red Devils will be reluctant to part with such proven pedigree.

    Odds: 1/1 (2.0)

  2. Bayern Munich
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    Bayern Munich

    The reigning Bundesliga champions are seeing a veteran frontman of their own make a push for the exits this summer, with Robert Lewandowski eager to make a move to La Liga giants Barcelona.

    If the prolific Polish striker were to pack his bags at the Allianz Arena, then Ronaldo could be targeted as a ready-made replacement on a short-term basis.

    Odds: 5/2 (3.5)

  3. Chelsea
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    Chelsea

    Another side that finds itself in the market for a No.9, with Romelu Lukaku having departed Stamford Bridge after one testing campaign in order to rejoin Inter on a season-long loan.

    Given his strong ties to United it would come as something of a surprise were Ronaldo to link up with another team in the Premier League, but potential interest is reported to have been sounded out.

    Odds: 9/2 (5.5)

  4. Paris Saint-Germain
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    Paris Saint-Germain

    A move that would make football purists happy, with fans having waited forever to see Ronaldo line up in the same side as eternal rival Lionel Messi.

    With Neymar generating plenty of transfer talk at Parc des Princes, and with funds available to make any deal possible, a dream partnership could be created in the French capital if PSG decide to bolster their attacking ranks.

    Odds: 12/1 (13.0)

  5. Real Madrid
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    Real Madrid

    Ronaldo shattered goalscoring records during a nine-year stint at Santiago Bernabeu between 2009 and 2018.

    He is still held in the highest regard by the Blancos, but the holders of La Liga and Champions League crowns already have Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr firing on all cylinders and have no real need for sentimental signings.

    Odds: 12/1 (13.0)

  6. Roma
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    Roma

    Jose Mourinho’s presence at Stadio Olimpico could help Roma to pull off a remarkable coup, with one iconic Portuguese potentially interested in reuniting with another that he has previously worked with at Real Madrid.

    The Giallorossi are not yet serious contenders for the grandest of prizes, though, and it is ambition to pursue those honours which is driving talk of a switch away from Manchester being made.

    Odds: 14/1 (15.0)

  7. Napoli
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    Napoli

    Another side in Serie A that boast plenty of ambition, but are they ready to challenge for major domestic and continental trophies?

    Ronaldo’s arrival in Naples would generate plenty of fanfare, similar to that once enjoyed by Diego Maradona, but a deal appears doubtful.

    Odds: 20/1 (21.0)

  8. Sporting
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    Sporting

    An emotional homecoming could take Ronaldo back to where it all began, with doors being left open for him to waltz through in Lisbon.

    His mother, Dolores Aveiro, has stated that she would like to see her son retrace steps to his roots, but it may still be too early for that path to be trodden by a man that intends to play on into his 40s.

    Odds: 25/1 (26.0)

  9. Inter
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    Inter

    Ronaldo knows all about Italian football from his time at Juventus, with years spent in Turin between 2018 and 2021, but could he link up with arch-rivals of the Bianconeri?

    With Inter bringing Lukaku back onto their books, while also having Lautaro Martinez around and a potential deal for Paulo Dybala up their sleeve, a move to Milan feels unlikely.

    Odds: 25/1 (26.0)

  10. MLS
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    MLS

    Maybe Ronaldo will decide that he has had enough of European football and wants to make a fresh start in the United States.

    There has been talk of him linking up with Manchester United legend David Beckham at Inter Miami, while any number of sides in MLS would welcome an opportunity to bring his ability and marketing appeal onto their respective rosters.

    Odds: 25/1 (26.0)

  11. Man City
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    Man City

    A stunning move to the Etihad Stadium was supposedly mulled over last summer, before United stepped in and ensured that a Manchester icon was not allowed to trade red for blue.

    City would offer Ronaldo shots at the silverware he craves most, but Pep Guardiola has already brought in Erling Haaland and has a wealth of attacking options at his disposal.

    Odds: 50/1 (51.0)