Cristiano Ronaldo is not happy. This is a certainty, because the Portuguese expected to arrive in July with a completely different situation at Manchester United.

Hence the news of the last few days on the future of Cristiano, the star who always wants to see ambition around himself and around the club. Manchester United, on the other hand, have only completed the signing of Tyrell Malacia from Feyenoord.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, through his agent, has asked Manchester United to consider proposals should the right offer arrive in the coming weeks.

It's not an official transfer request, at least for now; but a message from Cristiano to the club to be ready to negotiate if possibilities open up.

Ronaldo always wants the highest ambition, he wants to win titles and above all he wants Manchester United to sign up for new stars to get closer to the other top Premier League clubs.

One of the elements that worries him is precisely the way in which other English clubs are moving on the market.

Manchester City have signed Erling Haaland for present and future, Kalvin Phillips is the new leader of the midfield, the next step will be an offer for Marc Cucurella and it may not be over yet, it will depend on the outgoings.

Liverpool have acted with speed for Darwin Nunez, they also added the talented Fabio Carvalho and Calvin Ramsay without forgetting the extension of Mohamed Salah's contract until 30 June 2025 which will give tranquility to the whole club for the coming season.

But there is no limit to these two clubs, because Tottenham have taken important players such as Bissouma, Perisic and Richarlison while Arsenal will have Gabriel Jesus at Arteta's disposal and have absolutely no intention of stopping, while Chelsea have just entered the market with Todd Boehly ready to satisfy Thomas Tuchel.

In short, Ronaldo's feeling is that all the big English clubs are strengthening while Manchester United still need time.

That's why Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, has been exploring options for weeks and will continue to do so in the coming days and weeks.

Mendes is one of the world's top agents and meets the best clubs in the world every day, that's why the Cristiano Ronaldo topic has been discussed with many clubs.

Todd Boehly is aware of the Ronaldo situation but Chelsea are currently focused on other players and have not made official bid yet for Cristiano, while Paris Saint-Germain is understood not to be interested in signing Cristiano after Nasser Al Khelaifi's message for a new era at PSG.

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Mendes also discussed 15 days ago with the FC Bayern board, but after an internal discussion, the choice of the German club was not to proceed on the Ronaldo deal while respecting his excellent career because the 37 years represent a problem for the policy of the club.

Mendes will try to change their minds to all these clubs or to bring new creative ideas for Cristiano's future, being clear that his priority is to leave Manchester immediately.

However, it is important to clarify that so far Ronaldo and Mendes have not reached an agreement with any club and it will take time to proceed with an offer that lives up to the Portuguese star's expectations.

In this story, there is a significant detail to add: the position of Manchester United is now clear, because the club makes it known and insists that Cristiano is not considered for sale.

The intention is to change the situation as soon as possible and keep Ronaldo for next season, leaving him free to decide his future as a free agent in summer 2023.

So far, Cristiano continues to think that the best solution is an immediate separation; but Manchester United want to count on him for next year and in particular Erik ten Hag considers him a very important player for the development of his project at Old Trafford.

There is no problem whatsoever between ten Hag and Ronaldo: the Portuguese considers him a top manager who can do a great job in the Premier League, but it is the club that has to show more ambition by buying new players and changing part of a team that last year was simply disastrous.

This is Ronaldo's true ambition. Will Manchester United be able to change their mind and revolutionize the team or will Cristiano leave after just one year after his return to Old Trafford?

Once again, Ronaldo is the main protagonist of the summer transfer market. The surprises with Cristiano and Mendes never end.



Fabrizio Romano is an Italian sports journalist. He was born in 1993, he lives in Milan and has over 30 million followers in total on the major social networks.


He collaborates with 888sport, CBS Sports, Sky Sport, The Guardian and has been a transfer market expert since 2011. He will take care of a column dedicated to some "Behind the Scenes" of transfers.