Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has been up in the air for several months. Though the new season has begun for Manchester United, the club do not have clarity on whether the player will play for them in the upcoming season.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has offered the striker’s services to several top European clubs, including Bayern Munich, Juventus and Atletico Madrid. Surprisingly, one club that has barely been linked with Ronaldo is his former team Real Madrid.
Earlier today, a fan asked Florentino Perez to sign the Portuguese star for the upcoming season. The club president gave the supporter a long stare before crushing his hopes with just one line.
“Again? He’s 38 years old.”
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Florentino Perez: "Again? He's 38 years old" and walks away…
Perez’s reaction is a short and clear response of the club’s view. Los Blancos have never advocated giving contracts to aged players, and return home for Ronaldo seems impossible at this point.
Despite being 37 years old, the striker scored 18 goals and provided three assists for the Red Devils in last season’s Premier League. He also maintained his evergreen UEFA Champions League form with six goals in just seven appearances.
The player is said to be disappointed with United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League this season. Ronaldo does not want to spend the final years of his career in the Europa League and is thus pushing for an exit.
The player played for Los Blancos between 2009 and 2018, winning four UEFA Champions League titles, two La Ligas and two Copa de Reys, amongst others. He is also the highest goalscorer in the club’s history, with 451 goals to his name.
€85 million-rated Serie A winger ‘dreams’ of playing for Real Madrid, claims father
Napoli winger Khvicha Kvaratskhelia dreams of playing for Spanish giants Real Madrid, the winger’s father has revealed following the UEFA Champions League clash between the two teams last night.
Kvaratskhelia, 22, exploded upon arriving at Napoli last year, leading them to the Serie A title on the back of his explosive performances.
The Georgian winger has been impressing in the ongoing campaign as well, although he failed to score or assist in either of Napoli’s meetings with Real Madrid in the Champions League group stages.
Kvaratskhelia has previously spoken about how he has always been a lifelong supporter of Real Madrid and grew up idolising some of the club’s legends like Cristiano Ronaldo and Guti, among others.
Now, the 22-year-old winger’s father has revealed that his son has always dreamt of and continues to dream of playing for Real Madrid.
As quoted by Fabrizio Romano, Kvaratskhelia’s father said: “Khvicha always dreamed and still dreams of playing for Real Madrid. I am sure about it.”
Talking about the fact that the winger got to play against Real Madrid, Kvaratskhelia’s father added: “For Khvicha, playing vs Real Madrid was special. In my family, everyone is a Real Madrid supporter, except me.”
Real Madrid are in the market for attacking reinforcements, but they are looking for a centre-forward next summer and have Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland as their main targets.
As for Kvaratskhelia, whose market value stands at €85 million, it seems quite apparent that he harbours dreams of playing for Real Madrid. But it remains to be seen if there is some interest from Los Blancos in signing the winger.