Cristiano Ronaldo’s Next Club Odds: Where Will the Portuguese Revive His Football Career?
The departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United is almost a done deal after his scandalous interview before the World Cup 2022. Of course, bookmakers are ready to offer some exciting odds for Ronaldo’s next club, and we’ll review them carefully.
Reasons Why Manchester United Wants to Terminate Contract With Cristiano Ronaldo
Desire to Play in the Champions League
The first signs of the problems between Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United were seen even before the summer transfer window. After MU finished outside top-4 and couldn’t perform in the Champions League, the Portuguese striker felt disappointed. Of course, he was trying to set or renew some of the records in the UCL and so needed the transfer to another team. At that time, betting on Machester United to leave him to go wasn’t a crazy idea.
New Coach and Different Requirements
The arrival of Erik Ten Hag only facilitated the already existing problem. The new coach was given a huge trust credit from the owners and upper management. At the same time, the Dutch coach was famous for his proactive football with regular pressing, which sounded dangerous for aged players like Ronaldo. However, the sides found a compromise and decided to continue cooperation.
However, that was the case when cooperation couldn’t be effective. Cristiano is still pretty good at his 37, but Ten Hag needed a different attacker with bigger self-sacrifice abilities. And coincidentally, when Erik chose another attacking option instead of Ronaldo, MU started to win. However, most of the attention was not aimed at luck or other players’ involvement but at CR7’s absence as the main factor of success. There is almost no doubt that Ten Hag and Ronaldo had plenty of discussions concerning the role of Cristiano, and they were quite the opposite.
Public Action to Burn All the Bridges
All this finished with Ronaldo’s demonstrative bench leave before the final whistle against Tottenham, right in from Old Trafford’s public. Erik made a logical step and punished the Portuguese to confirm his authority, while Cristiano even publicly apologized for his unprofessional behavior. However, everything turned into a bigger scandal when CR7 went for an interview with Piers Morgan and accused MU from head to toe, including coaching staff and the club’s strategy.
Now insiders say that Manchester United wants to terminate the contract with him and doesn’t want him to return to the club and poison the atmosphere. So the odds for CR7 to change the club after Qatar’s WC 2022 are pretty interesting.
Ronaldo Next Team – Bookies’ Odds Overview
As of November 18th, 2022, the list of potential next clubs is pretty big and interesting. Bookmakers offer the following odds for Cristiano’s following team:
|Potential Cristiano Ronaldo Next Club||Odds to Join Team|
|Sporting Lisbon||4.0 (+300)|
|Any MLS team||7.0 (+600)|
|Paris Saint-Germain||13.0 (+1200)|
|AC Milan||17.0 (+1600)|
|Atletico Madrid||26.0 (+2500)|
It’s hard to believe that Ronaldo will return to Italy. Napoli has two great central strikers and plays proactive football, which is not the best option for both sides. Milan possesses two aged forwards in the face of Giroud and Ibrahimovic and hardly needs another one. Roma is doubtful to qualify for the next Champions League (which is surely a target for Cristiano), while Benfica is a rival team for Sporting and hardly needs CR7. The rest of the variants are more interesting and should be discussed in more detail.
Stay in EPL to Confirm His Class: Chelsea and Newcastle
Although both Newcastle and Chelsea also try to play proactive football, they need a reliable striker, and Ronaldo can suit the role. Chelsea already showed that they are ready to add aged players (Aubameyoung), while Potter will surely adjust his tactics and find a place for Cristiano.
Newcastle now shows great results and will surely pretend for Champions League odds and top-4 place. However, their recent strikers are far from the first caliber and incomparable to CR7. Also, it will be a great marketing option for the Magpies even if they fail in the football plane, but Howe looks like another coach who can find the role for the star striker.
Back to Sporting or Entertain MLS Fans?
The return to Sporting is a good option at valuable odds now for a few reasons. First of all, Ronaldo mentioned the Lisbon club several times as a potential club in his career closer to its end. Still, Sporting is among the leading clubs in Portugal and fights for UCL, while Ronaldo can help them qualify and improve his stats in the tournament next season.
One of the MLS clubs is also a real option if Ronaldo wants to play as he likes and wants. Many European-aged stars arrived in the USA and received plenty of attention and respect from the local fans, which is one of Cristiano’s passions – to be at the center of attention. In the financial plane, local clubs are also ready not to disappoint the appetite of the Portuguese. It makes the odds for MLS clubs to receive CR7’s signature pretty high.
Replace Mbappe in PSG or Suarez in Atletico?
We can receive a chance to see Messi and Ronaldo in one team, and that’s not because of Cristiano’s behavior. Kylian Mbappe’s odds of leaving the club seem not so imaginary as he has had some problems with the management of Paris Saint-Germain in the last couple of months. If their relationship will poison pretty soon, the French club receives a free and super-marketing option in the face of Ronaldo. It’s hard to imagine the scales of the hype for such a deal, but it seems that PSG owners can try.
Atletico isn’t an accidental option in the odds list. Even Diego Simeone showed his ability to work with aged attackers (Luis Suarez) and can try to use such an option after the departure of the Uruguayan striker. Yes, it’s still a rival team for Real Madrid, and many fans will be unhappy with such a move, but Morata showed that it’s possible.