According to reports, Cristiano Ronaldo ‘will leave’ Manchester United this summer with AS Roma ‘trying in every way’ to sign him.
The 37-year-old returned to the Red Devils last summer following successful spells at Real Madrid and Juventus.
The 2021/22 campaign was a torrid one for Man Utd. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November and they went onto finish sixth in the Premier League.
Ronaldo was one of their only shining lights. He netted 24 goals in 39 appearances across all competitions.
Erik ten Hag is United’s new permanent manager. The club are yet to sign any new players ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Earlier this week it was reported that Ronaldo is ‘ready to quit’ Man Utd if they do not improve their transfer game.
Retesport are now reporting that Roma are ‘trying in every way to take Ronaldo’.
It is noted that ‘fine details’ would be needed to overcome – such as the player’s image rights’ – but the attacker ‘will leave’ Man Utd.
Meanwhile, an executive at Man Utd is reportedly ‘stunned’ that the Red Devils have not done everything possible to persuade Michael Edwards to join the club.
Edwards was previously the Head of Performance analysis at Tottenham Hotspur. He took up a similar role at Liverpool in 2011.
The 43-year-old worked his way up the hierarchy at Liverpool and he was their technical director for around six years up until the end of the 2022/23 campaign.
He has been praised in recent years as he had a key role in Liverpool signing the likes of Vigil van Dijk, Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah.
Earlier this week it was reported that Man Utd and Chelsea are planning to ‘battle it out’ for Edwards’ services.
The Mirror are now reporting that an unnamed executive at Man Utd is ‘stunned that those at the top of the club haven’t tried everything to persuade’ Edwards to ‘join their rebuild’.
The executive has been ‘left baffled’ by the club’s stance. John Murtough is currently United’s director of football – a role Edwards ‘would be most suitable for’.
Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is a ‘keen admirer’ of Edwards. It is noted that the Blues will have an ‘easier run’ at him if United ‘continue to stand by the baffling decision to not go all out for his services’.