We’re tracking the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer odds to gauge the likelihood of a move for the Manchester United forward this summer.
The 37-year-old has asked to leave Old Trafford if an acceptable offer arrives following a disappointing first season back at the club.
Ronaldo is absent from United’s pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia due to a family issue and speculation continues over his future.
Here are the clubs being linked with a blockbuster move for the Portugal legend and their odds of capturing his signature before September 2, with loan deals not counting:
ATLETICO MADRID @ 4.0
This would be a big call on all fronts, as Ronaldo was such a hero when playing for Atletico’s arch-rivals Real, but sentiment often counts for little in football. Ronaldo did have talks with Manchester City last summer before rejoining United, so he is clearly open to a controversial switch. With Luis Suarez departing Wanda Metropolitano, there is a vacancy up front and the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumours have taken off about this possible move.
SPORTING LISBON @ 5.0
There have been persistent Cristiano Ronaldo transfer rumours linking the modern-day great with a return to his first club. It was always thought that could be a sentimental switch at the end of his career but being based in Portugal ahead of this winter’s World Cup would make sense at this point. CR7 has expressed a desire to challenge for Champions League glory, but there are other reasons for this move to appeal.
BAYERN MUNICH @ 7.0
This looked a perfect fit for Ronaldo, who would seem an ideal replacement for Barcelona-bound Robert Lewandowski. Bayern have won 10 straight Bundesliga titles and claimed two Champions League triumphs during that time. However, sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic has insisted a move for Ronaldo is not on the cards, with Sadio Mane already signed to boost their attacking options.
CHELSEA @ 13.0
The Blues initially expressed an interest in acquiring Ronaldo and setting up camp in a city like London would almost certainly suit his family. Chelsea’s new owners have since backtracked and ruled themselves out of this race, though.
PSG @ 13.0
Having tied Kylian Mbappe down to a long-term contract, the French club’s mega-rich backers must decide whether to stick with Lionel Messi and Neymar as their other ‘trophy’ front men or seek to surround the 23-year-old with a different role model, such as Ronaldo. Money certainly isn’t a problem if they do decide to go in another direction.
REAL MADRID @ 17.0
This would represent another emotional homecoming to a club where he won four Champions League trophies. Real conquered Europe again last term and were runaway winners of La Liga, but Barcelona’s spending spree means they can’t afford to rest on their laurels.
ROMA @ 21.0
Ronaldo spent three seasons playing under Jose Mourinho at Real and they won La Liga once together, but their relationship was not always great. Mourinho once said of CR7 that he “maybe thinks that he knows everything and that the coach cannot improve him anymore”. We can’t see them rekindling that partnership in the Italian capital.