Ronaldo says he is sweeping to playing anyplace the world, with the United States a good-looking option amid stated interest from PSG and Manchester United Cristiano Ronaldo confesses he is “definitely thinking” about departure Real Madrid for a year in MLS, in spite of his manager Jorge Mendes saying the star will end his career at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo, has been connected with Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and his previous club, Manchester United, though Mendes said prior on Friday that Ronaldo “will finish his career at Real Madrid, for sure.”
However, the Portugal international says he would reflect proposals to play everywhere in the world, signifying that a year in the United States – where the likes of David Beckham, Thierry Henry, Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo have moved in recent years – would be alluring.
“I am not closing the door on any league anywhere in the world,” he told FHM Magazine. “I’m definitely thinking about playing in the USA for a year. I’ve always said living and playing there is a possibility.”
Cristiano Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Madrid in 2009 for a then-world record fee of £80 million, and has spoken of how Sir Alex Ferguson and his previous United team-mates aided him develop the player his is today.
“There I was treated in the same way as a son is treated by a father,” he said. “I had some incredible moments. I’m still in touch with [Rio] Ferdinand, Nani, Anderson, [Nemanja] Vidic, [Patrice] Evra… and with [Ryan] Giggs, who is now the assistant manager. I have some amazing memories.”
The Madrid forward also put other Premier League clubs on potential alert as he praised the fans in the English top flight, adding: “They are incredible. For me, they are some of the best in the world. They are polite, they respect you, they motivate you and they cheer you on. I love them.” Earlier on Friday, Laurent Blanc refused to elaborate upon his exchange with Ronaldo during Paris Saint-Germain’s meeting with Real Madrid in midweek. The forward was pictured talking into Blanc’s ear on the touchline before later winking at president of the Parisian club Nasser Al Khelaifi.