Cristiano Ronaldo is considering a move to Premier League powerhouse Chelsea.
Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo could join Chelsea after his contract at Old Trafford expires, according to Italian journalist Daniele Longo.
Ronaldo is a dream signing for Chelsea owner Todd Boehly, who tried unsuccessfully to sign the 37-year-old in the summer. But Thomas Tuchel was hesitant to approve his arrival.
With Tuchel gone, his path appeared to be clear. However, Graham Potter’s input will be critical. And the Chelsea manager may have to make changes to his system to accommodate the 37-year-old striker.
Ronaldo received his first warning at Manchester United when he left before the Tottenham Hotspur game ended and refused to be replaced. His recent interview with Piers Morgan was the final straw, and Manchester United decided to terminate his contract with immediate effect.
According to reports, he did not receive a pay check, and the Red Devils will save millions by deducting his wages. Ronaldo has since received a massive contract offer from Al-Nassr in Saudi Arabia. However, the 37-year-old striker wishes to remain in European competitive football for as long as possible.
Chelsea’s goal drought has been well documented, and Ronaldo can provide a temporary solution. And, while the Portuguese international has been second fiddle to Erik ten Hag this season, few can match his goalscoring abilities in the Premier League.
A contract extension until the end of the season is possible, but the former Real Madrid star would have to accept a significant wage cut to make the move possible. Image rights and other issues can be worked out, and if he signs with Chelsea, he has the potential to turn the club into a real money machine.
Manchester United’s ardent fans may turn against the 37-year-old striker. Ronaldo is still widely regarded as the best player on the planet.