What is the swap deal for Cristiano Ronaldo that Manchester United rejected?

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In the last few hours, the British team rejected a proposal from Cristiano Ronaldo from Atlético de Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo's future is uncertain.
©GettyCristiano Ronaldo’s future is uncertain.

It is not new that Cristiano Ronaldo received the transfer poster in Manchester United. Despite a very positive season on his return to the Red Devils, the experienced and inexhaustible 37-year-old Portuguese striker does not seem to be a priority for Erik ten Hagnew technical director of British casting.

The main reason is due to the high salary that the former player of Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid and Juventus. The juicy contract makes it difficult for Manchester United to find other top players amid a renewal process that has begun after years of sinking into the dark waters of insignificance.

In this context, several major clubs were strongly interested in one of the best football players of recent decades. Among them were teams such as Barcelona and Bayern Munichthough they eventually backed off and said goodbye to the fight, giving way to other combinations.

Thus, the teams that continue to position themselves as potential destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo continue to be Ateletico Madrid, Chelsea and in a lesser extent Naples. Even those strategically commanded by Diego Simeone, loyal rivals of Real Madrid, where the “Bug” is an absolute idol, look like serious candidates.

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Griezmann, the one involved in this story. (Photo: Getty)

As the British media ‘The Athletic’ has reported in recent hours, Atlético de Madrid has sent Manchester United a proposal for exchange of players in order to achieve his goal of acquiring the services of Cristiano Ronaldo, who is set to represent the Portugal team at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.

This offer included the departure of Antoine Griezmann at Manchester United, knowing that the Frenchman will be transferred to Atlético de Madrid after his loan from Barcelona last season. However, the Red Devils have no interest in adding the Gallic shot-stopper to their ranks.

Manchester United’s new project, led by the aforementioned Ten Hag, seems to focus much more on players of a younger age and with a more pronounced projection into the world of football. Therefore, the arrival of Griezmann and the economic demands of the former Real Sociedad footballer are not at all convincing.

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