Cristiano Ronaldo's mum says she hopes he signs with Sporting
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is looking to push on after a slow start to the season by his very high standards.
The 37-year-old is looking to bounce back from a turbulent summer in which rumours persisted he would seek to leave Manchester United.
The Times report Ronaldo told United he was seeking to leave the club in July, but no solution was found, despite the efforts of his agent Jorge Mendes.
One club who Ronaldo was linked with signing for his was former club Sporting, via The Sun. This could be a deal for the future.
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum wants Sporting move
Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has added her opinion to the discussion over the Manchester United striker’s future.
Dolores Aveiro is quoted by O Jogo expressing her wish for Ronaldo to re-sign with the club at which he began his career.
She said: “It wasn’t this year, it will be next year. This year or next year he appears, God willing. If Ronaldo doesn’t come, his son Cristianinho will come. He’s promised.
“It has to be. He has the will and will work until he’s 40.”
Ronaldo’s contract expires next June, although Manchester United do have an option to extend his deal by a further 12 months.
It appears likely Ronaldo will make the switch to Sporting at some point before he retires, his mother is certainly keen.
To do so he would have to significantly reduce his wage demands, Sporting could not afford to pay half of what he earns at Manchester United.
There is also the tricky conundrum over Sporting’s coach reportedly not wanting Ronaldo. The Times reported in August that Ruben Amorim could even walk out on the club if the superstar was bought against his wishes.
The real solution for Ronaldo is to put all talk over his future to one side, and concentrate on being successful on the pitch again. If he can get back to scoring goals regularly, then more opportunities will open up for him.