Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has become a never-ending soap opera. The entire summer transfer window has been dominated with rumours about the future destination of the Portuguese forward. Napoli are now said to be interested in the legendary forward, as per Duncan Castles.
Napoli Interested in Move for Cristiano Ronaldo
Napoli manager Spalletti: “I’d love to work with Cristiano Ronaldo, ofc – but there are no talks. De Laurentiis [Napoli president] told me that he has not received anything”. 🚨🇵🇹 #MUFC
“I think it’s difficult [CR-Osimhen swap deal] but you should ask our director Giuntoli”. pic.twitter.com/MgX7bFz7AY
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) August 27, 2022
Plenty of Options
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has approached many clubs over the summer in order to find a destination for his client. The possible wage demands of the forward led to a dearth of suitors but now the move to Napoli is gaining ground.
Jorge Mendes has reportedly offered the player to Napoli in order to find a solution to the conundrum. The Italians are said to want £100 million and Cristiano Ronaldo in a swap deal for their Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen, as reported by Sky Sports Italia.
While United have the lethal Nigerian on their list of potential targets, it is not known if they’re willing to break the bank for the player. Another potential obstacle would be wages. The player will have to take a substantial wage cut in order to get his dream move to Naples.
Why Does Cristiano Ronaldo Want a Move Away from Old Trafford?
Cristiano Ronaldo’s eventual return to Manchester United has not gone as predicted. The dream last dance in Manchester has now turned into a nightmare. After a lacklustre season with the Portuguese being the only star of a misfiring team, the club failed to secure Champions League football.
Ronaldo is definitely in the twilight of his magical career. The player has also been described as a mentality monster and would be interested in ending his career on a high. This explains the player’s ardent desire to play in the Champions League this season. Hanging around for a few years of the rebuild in this misfiring Manchester United team would be a dent in his glorious career.
Just five days remain for the future of Cristiano Ronaldo to be decided. The clock is ticking for the Portuguese superstar and his agent.