Wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to take a PAY CUT to join Atletico Madrid, but the Spanish side would need to sell players first with a potential loan deal on the cards
- Cristiano Ronaldo could yet still leave Manchester United this summer
- The forward has made it clear he wants to leave for Champions League football
- United manager Erik ten Hag has made it clear Ronaldo isn’t for sale
- A potential loan deal could happen but Madrid would need to sell players first
Jorge Mendes wants to engineer a move to Atletico Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo.
The agent of the Manchester United superstar has been working to see if Atletico can absorb the cost of signing the 37-year-old amid suggestions an initial loan deal could be brokered.
Ronaldo posted a picture of himself in the gym in Lisbon yesterday while United were playing in Perth.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United in order to play in the Champions League
The forward could join up with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid on a loan deal
Ronaldo has not travelled to Australia for United’s pre-season tour, staying at home as he deals with a family issue.
He has shown a willingness to take a pay cut from his basic £360,000-a-week salary, but Atletico would need to sell players first.
Antoine Griezmann, who has struggled to impress since his return from Barcelona on a two- year loan, and Juventus target Alvaro Morata are two players that could be off-loaded.
Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag has claimed that Ronaldo is not up for sale
Ronaldo, who spent nine seasons at Real Madrid, has asked to leave United to continue playing in the Champions League and has yet to return to training, citing family reasons which the club accepted.
United’s stance on the situation has been that Ronaldo is not for sale and is under contract.
New manager Erik ten Hag has claimed he sees the forward in his plans and that he is looking forward to working with him.