Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly held ‘crisis talks’ with his agent Jorge Mendes.
Ronaldo has enjoyed a good start to life back in the Premier League on the goal-scoring front, but Man United have fallen miserably short of their collective ambitions
The Red Devils, at the time of writing, have a mammoth task ahead of them to secure Champions League qualification. It remains to be seen what finishing outside the top four would mean for Ronaldo’s future.
According to The Sun, the Portuguese superstar’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has flown into the UK to hold talks with his client over the ongoing crisis at Old Trafford.
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There doesn’t appear to be any immediate desire for Ronaldo to leave the club so soon after returning, but a source quoted in the report claims that “nothing has been ruled out.”
Ronaldo will be 37-years-old come the end of the season. Every year counts between now and the end of his career. It’s hard to imagine him being content with playing in the Europa League.
When you consider the extent of his burden on the Man United wage bill, and how much money the club would be lacking if they failed to secure Champions League qualification, the possibility of Ronaldo leaving cannot be ruled out.