The biggest news story of the last week in world football has surrounded one of the greatest players of all time, Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo made headlines after he left early after refusing to be a substitute in Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Tottenham Hotspur last Wednesday.
There has been a lot of talk of turmoil between United and Cristiano Ronaldo, and it has only heightened since Manchester United appointed manager Erik Ten Hag. It is looking very likely that CR7 will be leaving Manchester United in January. There are even talks that Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Manchester United on a free in January, which would result in one of the worst business decisions in recent memory for United.
It looks as though Chelsea FC may be Ronaldo’s only shot at staying in the Premier League. Chelsea has struggled this season, particularly in the attacking areas, which has resulted in the club stacking manager Thomas Tuchel, and bringing in Brighton manager Graham Potter.
Chelsea signed Striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the summer, but it has not been enough to make them competitive for the league title. While there has been a lot of talk about the amount of effort that Ronaldo brings on the defensive end, or the pressing that he gives for a full 90 minutes, the one thing that Ronaldo can be counted on is scoring goals if given the chance.
Chelsea has a ton of money, and with new owner Todd Boehly at the helm, Ronaldo could be the splash that Boehly looks to ignite the Chelsea fans and bring a lot of marketing and branding for his newly purchased club.
David Beckham would look like a genius if he is able to persuade Cristiano Ronaldo to Inter Miami. Ronaldo would be the MLS’s biggest signing of all time and would bring a ton of new eyes to the league. Even if Ronaldo is not the same player that he has been in recent years, he would still be the best player in the MLS and would make Inter Miami the odds-on favorite for the MLS Cup.
It would be poetic for Ronaldo to go back to the club that he started at. Ronaldo very well could end his career exactly where it began at Sporting Lisbon in Portugal. Not only is Ronaldo familiar with the club, but it gives him the chance at Champions League glory.
Sporting are currently third in Group D, but have a chance to make it out of the stage, as they are tied on points with Olympique Marseille and just one point away from top place Tottenham Hotspurs. If Sporting makes it out of the group stage, they become an extremely attractive destination for Cristiano Ronaldo to boost his Champions League stats and give him a chance to break more records.