Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has given him advice to re-sign with Sporting Lisbon.
Sporting Lisbon reportedly informed Manchester United that they are interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo, but only if he is available for free.
The Red Devils’ hero started his career with the dominant clubs in Portugal before switching to United as a teen in 2003. Son, before I die, I want to see you return to Sporting,” Ronaldo’s mother Maria Dolores dos Santos Aveiro allegedly said, expressing her desire to watch the five-time Ballon d’Or winner play one more game at the Estadio Jose Alvalade.
The Independent reports that Sporting want to re-sign their former prodigy, who is desperate to leave the Red Devils this summer and continue playing Champions League football. As a result, that dream may now come true. The agent for Cristiano Ronaldo, Jorge Mendes, has not yet been able to attract a bidder who will pay Ronaldo’s lavish earnings on top of a transfer fee.
For the 37-year-benefit, old’s Sporting has been in touch with Old Trafford officials and offered to take him off their hands if United terminates his lucrative deal, which would mean they wouldn’t get paid. The Red Devils are considering selling Ronaldo after initially ruling one out during preseason due to his actions during the first few weeks of the new season.
According to reports, the former talisman for Real Madrid and Juventus hasn’t hidden his wish to depart when near the Red Devils’ training facility. Under the new manager Erik ten Hag, who has suffered back-to-back losses, he also cuts a disgruntled figure. Ronaldo’s commercial value makes co-owner Joel Glazer want to keep him at the club, but his mother has previously informed him of this.
Aveiro said over a year ago on the Sporting Clube de Portugal podcast: “Ronaldo needs to return to this area. He would already be here if it were up to me. He enjoys watching sporting events. I’ve already said to him, “Son, I want to see you come back to Sporting before I die.” Let’s see, he says, but if it’s not him, it’s Cristianinho!”
Ronaldo was raised in Sporting Lisbon’s youth system.
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Then she made a joke about him reclaiming the No. 7 jersey upon his heroic comeback, saying: “Today the No. 7 jersey belongs to [Brazilian midfielder] Tabata, but when Ronaldo comes it will be his!”
When they interview in a few weeks, “they will understand the truth,” he stated. “The media spreads fabrications. I keep a notepad, and out of the 100 news items I wrote in the last few months, only five were accurate. Imagine the situation. Keep using that advice.”