Cristiano Ronaldo (38, Al Nasr) drew attention as it was known that he even threatened to continue living in Europe.
Britain’s ‘Court Offside’ quoted Spain’s ‘El Mundo’ on the 24th (Korean time), emphasizing that Ronaldo, who had entered a period of decline, 스포츠토토 demanded an impossible contract from super agent Jorge Mendes, whom he regarded as his second father.
According to the article, Ronaldo threatened Mendes by saying, “Take me to Chelsea or Bayern Munich or we’ll break up.” Mendes was a person whom Ronaldo recognized in his autobiography as “the father of football life” and “the number one contributor who made me who I am today.”
Chelsea, in particular, are known to have shown interest in Ronaldo. However, it is known that his contract was broken when Ronaldo did not attend the pre-season training of his then-affiliated team, Manchester United (Man United). Chelsea added attacking options this winter, signing Dartro Popana, João Felix, Mihailo Mudrik and Noni Madueque in place of Ronaldo.
After parting ways with Manchester United, Ronaldo tried to move on with his European career. Mendes played for Ronaldo, but European clubs didn’t want Ronaldo anymore. Eventually, Ronaldo accepted an offer from Saudi Arabian club Al Nasr, who offered him a total of 500 million euros over two and a half years.
Mendes advised Ronaldo not to look for another club but to focus on helping manager Ten Hag get United into the Champions League, according to local media. In that case, the contract can be extended for another year, and even if not, he emphasized that the transfer to the Champions League club in the summer transfer market could be advantageous.
Ronaldo rejected Mendes advice. In an interview with British broadcaster Piers Morgan, he openly shot Manchester United’s top executives, including coach Eric Ten Haag, and chose to break up. Ronaldo broke up with Mendes and reportedly finalized Al Nasr negotiations through his personal manager and agent Ricardo Regufe.