Sunday, August 7, 2022
HomeFootball NewsTransfersSporting Lisbon 'confident' of Cristiano Ronaldo return this summer

Sporting Lisbon ‘confident’ of Cristiano Ronaldo return this summer


Related stories


Cristiano Ronaldo’s first club Sporting Lisbon are reportedly ‘confident’ of a return this summer for the six-time Ballon D’or winner as he considers an exit from Manchester United.

The striker re-joined Manchester United from Juventus in the summer of 2021, and fired in 24 goals across all competitions in an otherwise awful season for the Red Devils, with poor form under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

And, despite being happy both in Manchester and with Erik ten Hag, it is thought that he would not be against a move away should it emerge.

Jorge Mendes, the star’s agent, met new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly to discuss other options, in which the idea of Ronaldo joining Chelsea emerged, though it is not expected to be followed up.

As per the Athletic, ‘although his affection for the club is undoubted, the former Real Madrid and Juventus forward is thought to harbour concerns about United’s lack of transfer activity so far this summer’.

For their part, those at Old Trafford do not expect him to depart this summer.

Sporting Confident

Despite this however, Sporting are reportedly confident in luring Ronaldo back to his native Portugal with the promise of silverware this summer.

Spanish outlet Marca claims that ‘the Portugal international wants to make the most of any chance of silverware and that could see him move on’, with his mother having previously spoken about her desire to see him back playing in Lisbon before he retired.

‘I already told him: ‘Son, before I die I want to see you return to Sporting’, she revealed on a podcast last year.

With Champions League football no longer on offer at Old Trafford, Ronaldo could use it as a chance to finally complete his career circle.

Read more:

Why Manchester United fans should be excited about Erik ten Hag’s arrival

Sunday’s transfer rumours: Ronaldo, Neymar, De Jong, Martinez, Sterling and more

Manchester United betting odds, next game:

Manchester United’s latest videos

Hard Work 🤝 Meeting Fans

Hard Work 🤝 Meeting Fans


"That's The Truth, That's The Future!" | @Harry Pinero Q&A 💬

“That’s The Truth, That’s The Future!” | @Harry Pinero Q&A 💬

We caught up with @Harry Pinero, aka HP like the sauce, at Old Trafford…


Manchester United latest news

Premier League table

# Team MP D P
1 AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0
2 Arsenal FC 0 0 0
3 Aston Villa 0 0 0
4 Brentford FC 0 0 0
5 Brighton & Hove Albion 0 0 0
6 Chelsea FC 0 0 0
7 Crystal Palace 0 0 0
8 Everton FC 0 0 0
9 Fulham FC 0 0 0
10 Leeds United 0 0 0
11 Leicester City 0 0 0
12 Liverpool FC 0 0 0
13 Manchester City 0 0 0
14 Manchester United 0 0 0
15 Newcastle United 0 0 0
16 Nottingham Forest 0 0 0
17 Southampton FC 0 0 0
18 Tottenham Hotspur 0 0 0
19 West Ham United 0 0 0
20 Wolverhampton Wanderers 0 0 0
Player Team Goals
Salah, Mohamed Liverpool FC 23
Son, Heung Min Tottenham Hotspur 23
Ronaldo, Cristiano Manchester United 18
Kane, Harry Tottenham Hotspur 17
Mane, Sadio Liverpool FC 16
De Bruyne, Kevin Manchester City 15
Jota, Diogo Liverpool FC 15
Vardy, Jamie Leicester City 15
Zaha, Wilfried Crystal Palace 14
Sterling, Raheem Manchester City 13
Bowen, Jarrod West Ham United 12
Maddison, James Leicester City 12
Toney, Ivan Brentford FC 12
Mount, Mason Chelsea FC 11
Saka, Bukayo Arsenal FC 11
Mahrez, Riyad Manchester City 11
Richarlison Everton FC 11
Pukki, Teemu Norwich City 11
Raphinha Leeds United 11
Watkins, Ollie Aston Villa 11

Source Link: Read more


- Never miss a story with notifications

- Gain full access to our premium content

- Browse free from up to 5 devices at once

Latest stories

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here