After Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League 2022-23 season, star footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has been looking for a new club to take part in the most prestigious club tournament in Europe. As per reports, the Portuguese star had also agreed to take a significant pay cut to join a German club.
Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has been in talks with several clubs across Europe’s top leagues since the summer transfer window began. Mendes was in talks with the Borussia Dortmund bosses for Ronaldo’s transfer but the club management has reportedly denied to go ahead with it.
According to German news outlet BILD, Ronaldo agreed to take a cut in his salary in order to complete the switch to Dortmund. But considering his age and stature in world football, the club management took a unanimous decision of turning down the deal even when the United striker was willing to take a 30% salary cut.
As per The Mirror, Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke said, “I love him as a player, it’s certainly a charming idea. To see Cristiano Ronaldo play at Signal Iduna Park but there is no contact at all between the parties involved. So from now on, you should stop talking about it.”
After losing their opening two matches, Manchester United defeated giants Liverpool 2-1 at the Old Trafford on Tuesday. Ronaldo started on the bench and got a chance to play in front of the home crowd for just nine minutes including five minutes of added time. This has led to the rumours of his exclusion from Erik ten Hag’s regular starting XI.
In Premier League 2022-23, Match day 4, Manchester United will play Southampton at the St. Mary’s Stadium on August 27, Saturday. The 37-year-old, recently, replied to a fan on Instagram and said that he will put an end to all the rumours regarding him in a press conference. As per some reports, the United legends is desperate to move away from his club.