Why the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo is highly complicated

On the shelves of Atlético de Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo continues to stir up rumors in recent days. If Erik Ten Hag is counting on him for next season, a departure from the Portuguese is complicated, especially the tracks in Spain.

Where will Cristiano Ronaldo play next season? Absent from the takeover at Manchester United , officially for family reasons, the Portuguese international (37) continues to stir up rumors. Recently cited in Saudi Arabia and on the side of Atlético de Madrid , a departure from the Portuguese in Spain seems almost impossible, for several reasons.

• He shouldn’t play for a club rival to Real

Top scorer in the history of Real Madrid (450 goals), it would be very strange to see CR7 sign with a great rival of the Merengues, whether Atlético or Barça. According to Marca , he was the number one public enemy of Colchoneros fans and even when he was at Juventus, a good majority of fans didn’t want to see him in their colours.

• His salary

According to the American magazine Forbes, the salary of Cristiano Ronaldo is estimated at 1.4 million euros monthly. Consequent emoluments which could slow down many clubs which would like to attract the Portuguese. Marca argues that Atlético does not have enough financial margin to pay transfer fees to Manchester United and the salary of the five-time Ballon d’Or. The Spanish media report that the Portuguese is ready to lower his salary and money, according to those around him, won’t be an issue at the moment.

• Atlético must downsize their attack

To make room for a possible arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, Diego Simeone’s club will have to part with one or two attacking players. Also according to Marca, one of them would be Alvaro Morata, back from loan from Juventus Turin. Saúl Niguez or Thomas Lemar could also leave the Spanish capital.

• Some relatives want him to stay in Manchester

Under contract until 2023 with the Red Devils, Ronaldo can count on the support of those around him. Some relatives, who are influential people of the Portuguese, also advise him to stay in England, where he could help Manchester United to restore its image after a season punctuated by a sixth place in the Premier League, synonymous with non-participation in the next Champions League.

Source: AS

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