The favourite clubs to sign forward Cristiano Ronaldo in the January transfer window after Manchester United terminated his contract have been revealed, Njenje Media News reports.
Recall that Man United ended Ronaldo’s deal after the Portugal captain slammed the club, and their manager Erik ten Hag, among others, during his explosive interview with Piers Morgan last week.
Ronaldo’s remaining seven months’ contract with Man United was terminated, meaning the 37-year-old is now free to join a new club after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
According to Betfair, Chelsea are among the bookies’ frontrunners to sign Ronaldo after Manchester United terminated his contract on Tuesday.
Chelsea explored the possibility of signing Ronaldo in the summer, with the club’s chairman, Todd Boehly, keen on the idea, but their former manager Thomas Tuchel turned down the opportunity to bring the five-time Ballon d’Or winner into his squad.
Tuchel has since been fired and replaced by Graham Potter, which could open the door for the Blues to make a fresh move for Ronaldo.
The report added that Sporting CP are currently the favourite to sign Ronaldo, who played for the club in the past.
Other favourite clubs to sign Ronaldo include Newcastle United, Roma, Napoli, Bayern Munich, Arsenal and any MLS club.