Cristiano Ronaldo signals intent to leave Real Madrid – report

by Sid Choudhary

Former Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo has signalled that he is open to a move away from Real Madrid, according to L’Equipe.

The 30-year-old has reportedly become unsettled at the Santiago Bernabeu since the arrival of new manager Rafael Benitez this summer and the rumour mill is running wild about where his next destination could be.

Man United and Paris Saint-Germain seem to be the frontrunners for his signature, while Ronaldo could also look to make the move Stateside and ply his trade in the MLS.

Whatever he eventually decides, it seems to be getting clearer that the Portuguese is ready to leave the club where he is the all-time leading goalscorer.

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Reports in France touted Ronaldo’s behaviour both before and after Real Madrid’s clash with PSG in the Champions League as an indication that he is looking to part ways with Los Blancos. Before the game, Ronaldo was seen in an awkward exchange with Madrid president Florentino Perez, allegedly about an interview the forward gave to German magazine Kicker.

After the match, Ronaldo was seen greeting PSG’s owners in the mixed zone, something that L’Equipe feel is a tell-tale sign that the Ballon D’Or winner could be on his way out.

United fans will be desperate for Ronaldo to come back to Old Trafford, given the huge success of his first stint in Manchester. The former Sporting Lisbon man became a fans’ favourite and the supporters still sing his name to this day. It is no secret what United means to Ronaldo and the club will hope that his affinity to the Reds will make him choose United as his destination.

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