However, United are believed to be reluctant to part ways with their star man, they have said the Portugal captain is not for sale and they expect him to stay at Old Trafford for the coming season.
Confirmed. Cristiano Ronaldo will miss Manchester United’s return to training today ‘for family reasons’, the club have accepted this explanation. 🚨🇵🇹 #MUFC
Man United are aware of their desire to leave the club – but insist on their position: not for sale, want to keep it. pic.twitter.com/Tzj40IidtU
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 4, 2022
37-Age made a sensational return to United last summer Juventusbut failed to galvanize the squad as United stumbled to a sixth-place finish in the Premier League, thus failing to qualify for the Champions League.
Since news appeared on Ronaldo‘s desire to seek a new challenge, there have been major moves in the betting market regarding its future.
According Odds Checker, Ronaldo has taken more than 30% of all transfer bets since Saturday.
Many clubs will be lining up for a chance to add Ronaldo in their ranks, but only a few will be able to afford his gigantic salaries.
According Odds CheckerUnited remain favorites to keep their man with current odds of 10/11.
German champions bavaria Munich is currently the second favorite at 5/2, however, it seems unlikely Ronaldo will be the pursuit as the club recently added sadio Mane to their team, but with the future of striker Robert Lewandowski still to be solved, Ronaldo could then be the perfect replacement for the Polish international.
Barça president Laporta: “Robert Lewandowski is an FC Bayern player and I prefer to keep this situation silent. We are really happy that he wants to join Barça”. 🚨🇵🇱 #FCB
“We just want to say thank you to him because he wants to come to Barcelona.” pic.twitter.com/Qd7S5Xud7y
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 2, 2022
United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea are 5 years old/1 to sign Ronaldonews emerged last week that the Portuguese’s agent, Jorge Mendes met Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly and a possible transfer involving Ronaldo was discussed.
If Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Man United, a challenge awaits him that could prove whether he is the greatest player of all time… pic.twitter.com/ygMQWCEp9f
– ODDSbible (@ODDSbible) July 3, 2022
A stunning return to Real Madrid could also be on the horizon, with the Spanish giants priced at £16/1.
italian duo Rome and Juventus joins Sporting Lisbon as current outsiders for RonaldoSignature.
❌ Cristiano Ronaldo would like to leave Old Trafford.
🤔 Where will he be when the transfer window closes?
— oddschecker (@oddschecker) July 4, 2022
New manager Erik ten Hag has had a rocky start to his tenure at United, with the club yet to sign new signings after letting a number of top players go, and now with RonaldoThe future is up in the air, the Dutchman hopes the club can sort things out as soon as possible.
The Red Devils are back pre training for the season as they are due to leave on Friday for their tour of Thailand and Australia.