Manchester United ready to send Cristiano Ronaldo out on loan

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: The Manchester United club badge on a corner flag during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Watford on January 9, 2021 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Visionhaus)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - JANUARY 09: The Manchester United club badge on a corner flag during the FA Cup Third Round match between Manchester United and Watford on January 9, 2021 in Manchester, England. The match will be played without fans, behind closed doors as a Covid-19 precaution. (Photo by Visionhaus) /
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United has been up in the air all summer. Initially, it had looked like the Portuguese legend was determined to remain at the club and guide them back to the top. But the situation has changed since then. Now, rumours suggest that he is desperate to leave in order to continue playing in the Champions League and has been left on the bench by Erik ten Hag on more than one occasion.

Unfortunately for Ronaldo, there does not seem to be a lot of interest in his signature. He has been linked with moves to the likes of Chelsea, Bayern Munich, PSG and even Real Madrid, but nothing has transpired till now.

With just days left in the transfer window, something must give and it looks like Manchester United are ready to grant Ronaldo’s wish to leave by sending him out on loan.

As reported by Gazzetta dello Sport (via ESPN), Ronaldo is now open to a move to Napoli. Manchester United are prepared to continue paying his wage while he goes on loan to the Italian club for the season.

Manchester United ready to loan Ronaldo to Italian club

It is not hard to understand why Napoli might be interested in the move. They have lost quite a few key players this summer but Ronaldo’s arrival would rejuvenate them.

On the other hand, it makes sense for Ronaldo as well. He will get his chance to continue playing in the Champions League while there might be a chance to put up a Serie A title challenge as well, a league he knows well from his time at Juventus. Napoli were not a million miles away last season.

It remains to be seen how things turn out and whether Ronaldo gets his move before the window slams shut.