According to Daily Mirror, Manchester United are showing eagerness to allow the Portuguese international to leave on a year-long loan but on one condition.
Manchester United want to activate Ronaldo’s one-year contract extension provision, which would allow the 37-year-old to leave for a year before returning for his last season with the Red Devils in 2023/24.
Manchester United are hoping that by then, they will have returned to Europe’s best football competition, the UEFA Champions League, allowing the veteran striker to compete in his favorite tournament for the final time.
Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford in a blockbuster move last summer, rejoining Manchester United in a £12.9 million deal from Juventus, signing a two-year contract. The Portuguese international seemed to be the final piece of the jigsaw, but things unravelled sooner than expected.
Manchester United’s failure to qualify for the Champions League has forced Ronaldo to try to force his way out, but the Red Devils have supposedly come up with an intriguing alternative.
They want the Portuguese international to go on loan for a year, most likely to Atletico Madrid, before returning to Old Trafford once they exercise the one-year extension option on his current contract.
Team Viewer, the club’s main sponsor, is said to be disappointed that Ronaldo is on the verge of leaving after only one season. It has compelled the English behemoths to seek a solution. All of this is, of course, in the expectation that new manager Erik ten Hag can guide Manchester United to a top-four finish this season.