Where next for Ronaldo?

It’s a Thursday night and Cristiano Ronaldo is playing in the Europa League. At the age of 37, that’s the last thing the Portuguese international wants. No wonder, therefore, that he has told Manchester United he’d prefer to leave the club this summer

Ronaldo will always love United, but he’s told them that if a suitable offer comes along, then he’ll be leaving Old Trafford for the second time.

It’s understandable and he probably doesn’t see United challenging for the Premier League in the 2022/23 season so it looks like a third club in as many seasons for Ronaldo. But who will he join?

There’s been talk of him going to AS Roma to be re-united with Jose Mourinho. The odds on that vary from 6/1 at Paddy Power to 20/1 at Sky Bet. Two problems exist though, one being Roma aren’t in the Champions League either. Also, you never know how long Mourinho is going to be at a club do you?

Chelsea are as short as even money with BetVictor to sign Ronaldo. Their new owners want to see the Londoners getting closer to the top two of Manchester City and Liverpool. Signing players who know the Premier League like the back of their hands. They’ve spent too much in the past on overseas players who have never played a game in the Premier League.

Ronaldo and Raheem Sterling too would see Chelsea back in title contention. Would Ronaldo want to play against Manchester United in the Premier League though?

Bayern Munich recently signed Sadio Mane but may well lose the services of top scorer Robert Lewandowski. They continue to dominate the German Bundesliga but not so the Champions League. Signing Ronaldo would help them and they are 2/1 at Betfred to sign the Portuguese international.

Ronaldo returned home when signing for Manchester United last season. Could he do the same again and go back to either Real Madrid or Juventus? The latter looks unlikely and the odds aren’t good on him going back to Spain. Unibet have him at 14/1 to sign with Real Madrid.

How about moving to France? A move to PSG would see him playing alongside Messi and Mbappe. Such a team is more Fantasy Football League than Ligue 1. That’s 12/1 if your wager is with Betfair.

There don’t seem to be any bad bad feelings between Ronaldo and United. Might therefore he stay at the club? Sky Bet have him at 2/1 to still be at Old Trafford when the summer transfer window closes. It looks unlikely if the main reason for him wanting to leave is playing Champions League football in the remaining years of his career.