Cristiano Ronaldo to Sporting CP on loan claims branded ‘total nonsense’ by the Manchester United veteran.
The stunning comeback to Sporting CP, 19 years after his departure, is already being covered on local TV, and the Portuguese superstar is set to quit Manchester United this summer.
The automobile of Cristiano Ronaldo has been sighted at Sporting CP’s stadium amid rumors that he may return there on loan from Manchester United.
Ronaldo has made it clear that he wants to leave Old Trafford this summer and has chosen to skip the club’s preseason tour of Asia for “family reasons.” Despite rumors that he may replace Robert Lewandowski, whose transfer to Barcelona was finalized on Saturday, the German powerhouses this weekend ruled out a possible move to Bayern Munich.
The Chelsea manager’s opposition to the notion, which eliminated any possibility of the Portuguese superstar moving to Stamford Bridge after new Blues owner Todd Boehly pondered making an outrageous offer for the striker, has reduced the Portuguese superstar’s alternatives.
The 37-year-old Ronaldo, who is the club’s biggest earner, was “upset” to have his compensation at United cut by 25%. All of the players’ weekly wages were also reduced, with the 37-year-old Ronaldo suffering the steepest reduction. That resulted from the club’s failure to earn a spot in the Champions League, in which Ronaldo is fervently trying to keep playing.
Sporting, his former club, provides the best chance for him to accomplish so because they advanced to the Round of 16 in the previous edition and are aiming for another knockout qualifying this year. Sport TV in Portugal claimed on Sunday that the club in Lisbon was in talks to sign the striker on a loan basis, but it was branded as nonsense.
Cristiano Ronaldo confirmed via his Instagram account and he tagged the report as fake.
It happened on the same day when Ronaldo’s car was spotted in a parking space designated for the team’s players at Sporting’s Jose Alvalade stadium in the Portuguese city. Although the visit’s aim is unknown, it has raised rumors that Ronaldo would make a comeback to the team he left in 2003.
Prior to his eventual return to Old Trafford, Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro promised to talk to her son about a prospective move back to Sporting from Juventus. Last month, rumors that Sporting and Real Madrid had made preliminary contact over a stunning Ronaldo transfer started to spread.
Sporting had a protracted championship drought during Ronaldo’s only full season there, the 2002–03 season, while he continued to win trophies at Juventus, Real Madrid, and Manchester United. Sporting finished second last season, ahead of strong city rivals Benfica, and won the Portuguese league for the first time since 2002.
Hugo Viana, the sports director of Sporting CP, recently discussed Ronaldo’s potential comeback with Sky Sports. “I don’t believe it is conceivable right now, but you never know. He can choose his destination, but you can never predict the future. I don’t want to discuss that, but he still has one more year left on his contract, so we’ll see what he does.”