Cristiano Ronaldo set for Manchester United stay as club’s stance remains the same ahead of deadline day.
After neither Napoli nor Sporting submitted proposals for Cristiano Ronaldo, rumors state that he is now expected to remain at Manchester United for the remainder of the current campaign.
Considering Frenkie de Jong’s story, it has been the most drawn-out and difficult transfer saga of the summer, but it is almost finished.
Ronaldo still hasn’t secured a transfer away from Manchester United with only a few days remaining before the transfer window closes, the only way it can be closed on Sky Sports News of course.
Lord knows how much he’s wanted it, especially after the club ‘forced’ him to stick to a clause in his contract he agreed to just a year ago, but there’s been little to no interest.
The 37-year-old striker did turn down one move to Saudi Arabia, due to his desire to carry on playing in the Champions League, but no one else has really come forward.
Most recently the forward has been linked to both Napoli and a return to boyhood club Sporting but, according to Italian journalist Carlo Laudisa in Gazzetta dello Sport, Ronaldo is now set to stay put in Manchester.
The links with Napoli included the possibility of Nigerian striker Victor Omnishen from swapping places with the former Real Madrid star.
That would have also required the Premier League team to pay close to £100 million to sign the forward, but given that they had already agreed to pay a significant fee for Antony in the near future, it never seemed realistic.
Not for the first time, his mother even advised him to return to Sporting before to his return to United a year ago, so there was speculation of his returning there.
The Times claims that Ruben Amorim, the manager of the Portuguese team, threatened to resign over the prospect of being re-signed by the organization.
If the former Juventus striker is still at United on Friday, after the deadline passed late the day before, then things might get awkward quickly for him and his teammates.
One source claims that his coworkers are sick of him, while another claims that they rejoiced when he submitted his transfer request because they consider him to be a “pain in the a**e.”
But from his perspective, not everything he’s read in the news has been accurate, and he’s prepared to list all the false headlines he’s come across about himself.
In regards to Ronaldo and United, the upcoming days should be highly interesting in any case.