Cristiano Ronaldo continues to use social media to express his dissatisfaction at life. Much to the disdain of a recession hit Spanish public, Ronaldo has said that he is unhappy at Madrid. He posted this on his Facebook page last night:
‘That I am feeling sad and have expressed this sadness has created a huge stir. I am accused of wanting more money, but one day it will be shown that this is not the case. At this point, I just want to guarantee to the Real Madrid fans that my motivation, dedication, commitment and desire to win all competitions will not be affected. I have too much respect for myself and for Real Madrid to ever give less to the club than all I am capable of. Abrazos to all madridistas’
He has told us what isn’t the problem – it’s not money and it’s not Iniesta’s World Player of The Year award – but he refuses to explain what exactly is the matter. Meanwhile the football world tries to imagine how one could possibly be unhappy in Ronnies position.
This morning, areas of the media are suggesting that this is more than just a passing sulk and that CR7 might actually leave Madrid. Of course, the bookies have jumped all over it, installing PSG and Manchester City as favourites for his signature, with Chelsea just behind.
We believe that Ronaldo would avoid a move to Manchester City. He has mercenary potential but, surely, he won’t ruin his legend status at Old Trafford and risk the full ire of his old boss at Manchester United by moving to Middle Eastlands.
Let’s forget that Zenit have just spent 50m Euros on Hulk and assume that only three clubs would be in the running. Of those three Manchester United would certainly want him but, given current constraints, they would struggle to stay abreast of bids from the uber rich competition.
PSG meanwhile could afford him but would he really want to play in France? He loves money and fame but he got all of that through a huge desire to be successful. He needs competition. France would bore Ronaldo almost immediately.
Chelsea is an interesting one however. If the Portuguese did become available Roman, with his new found desire to spend, would surely be interested in taking such a talent. The Russian owner of the club hasn’t spent £60m on a single player yet but it’s only a matter of time. If the availability of Fernando Torres was enough to make Abramovich part with £50m then you would have to expect a bid from Chelsea if Cristiano Ronaldo was on the market. There is no real gamble with such a purchase. Ronaldo is brilliant wherever he goes. Although a move to London would leave a bad taste in the mouth of United fans, it wouldn’t even compare to the treachery associated with a Ronaldo move to Manchester City.
Some media outlets are reporting that Ronnie could leave Madrid as early as January. If he does leave, we think that only United and Chelsea are seriously in the running for his signature.