In a bizarre new report from Portugal, Cristiano Ronaldo’s first and former club Sporting Lisbon are in talks with Manchester United over a possible loan deal for the superstar striker, Portuguese outlet claim.
Ronaldo is reportedly looking for an exit from Old Trafford this summer with hopes of playing in the UEFA Champions League next season, one of the reasons for his desire to leave.
Sporting Lisbon compete in the top flight of Portuguese leagues and have qualified for the Champions League next season as United are ready for Europa League football.
Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s agent has reportedly offered the player to a number of clubs with many rumors linking the player to Bayern Munich.
However, the German giants have already publicly made their statement and denied any interest in signing Ronaldo this summer, adding to a list of clubs that are not ready to pursue his signing.
Sporting would surely be deprived of paying a high percentage of his salary if Portugal’s reports, which are quite remarkable, are to be believed.
According to Sport TV Portugal, via Portuguesesoccer.com, “Cristiano Ronaldo’s loan talks from Manchester United to Sporting CP are currently ongoing.”
If the reports hold any truth, Ronaldo’s return to Sporting would be considered one of the biggest shock transfers of recent years.
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