Inter Miami want Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo and the Glazers ‘would gladly’ see the back of him, according to one journalist.
Ronaldo has undoubtedly been one of the best players in the world for years. He has proven his talents in England, Spain and Italy, after beginning his career in Portugal.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to Man Utd in the summer, after 12 years away. Ronaldo has scored 136 goals for United across his two spells at the club, with 18 of those coming since his return.
Clearly, Ronaldo has enjoyed a fantastic period of his career with United. As such, it would be fair to assume that everyone involved with United would be happy with him being at the club.
However, that does not appear to be the case. In fact, Stefano Benzi, a journalist from Italy, claims that Inter Miami have Ronaldo in their future plans, due to the the Glazers – United’s owners – wanting to see the back of the star.
“From my American correspondence I learned that there’s already the replacement of Gonzalo Higuain who could be none other than Cristiano Ronaldo,” Benzi told CMIT TV.
“There’s an important possibility of going to Miami with David Beckham, who has preferential channels with Manchester United. The Americans who manage the Red Devils would gladly get rid of Ronaldo’s salary.”
Financially, it does make some sense for the Glazers to want Ronaldo out. His salary is no doubt a big one and while he has one year left on his deal, he is not a long-term option.
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However, Ronaldo is still performing at Old Trafford, despite being 37 years of age. The forward scored a hat-trick for the Red Devils just last month.
“There’s a lot of negotiations underway to bring him to MLS, it would be a welcome destination not only for the player, who would have been convinced to leave Europe,” Benzi added.
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Benzi feels that the MLS would be a perfect destination for Ronaldo.
“In the USA he’d earn a lot, more as a testimonial than by playing football. It’d be perfect for him, for his wife, for his children,” he said.
“Two years in America for Ronaldo are a business of 50-60-70 million dollars a year, not to mention that in November he’ll go to the World Cup. He does the whole season with United, MLS play-offs, then he’d go to the World Cup and at that point he’ll decide what to do.”
It will be interesting to see what decision Ronaldo comes to. There have been rumours of him wanting out of United, and the opportunity to play in America may be an intriguing one for him.
Paris Saint-Germain have also had links with a move for the Portuguese star in recent months.
Their chase for him ultimately depends on Kylian Mbappe’s future in the French capital.