Cristiano Ronaldo announced his decision to stay at Real Madrid after claiming the 2017 UEFA Best Player of the Year award.
The 32-year- old attacker was the main point of several transfer talks in the 2017 summer window. Across most media outfits, lots of concern were raised especially over the superstar’s 14.7 million euros tax evasion lawsuit from Spanish prosecutors. It is per the tax charge that football outlets especially in England, believed the former Manchester United winger could have reunited with the Red Devils.
KYLIAN MBAPPE, SUCCESSOR TO CR7 AT REAL MADRID
After a great campaign with AS Monaco, the French youngster attracted interest from big clubs around Europe and of course, Los Blancos were the favorites among a huge pool of teams to land Kylian’s signature. According to TheTimes, CR7 was on the verge of switching camp to Man United and the 17-year-old attacker would have been the heir apparent to the Portuguese man.
But the deal was halted by his father, Wilfried who raised concerns of huge pressure on the teenager. In fact, replacing the Real Madrid talisman would have been a huge task for the French international due to the impressive records achieved by the Bernabeu legend.
GARETH BALE – CRISTIANO RONALDO REPORTS
The two wingers are regarded as the icons of head coach Zinedine Zidane’s current Los Merengues squad. But that could have changed with Manchester United outwardly expressing utmost desire in capturing the Welsh star from the 12-time Champions League holders. The former Tottenham Hotspurs player however declined a move away to keep the BBC still active together for the Spanish giants.
Meanwhile, the tables seem turned now; with the imminent rise of Spanish midfielders Marco Asensio and Isco, Don Balon reports that CR7 wants Gareth Bale dropped from the Whites’ starting eleven. The 28-year-old speedster has not enjoyed a great start to the 2017/18 campaign and there are claims that Cristiano has asked his French gaffer to drop the 100 million euros man.
The Portuguese celebrity is yet to comment over the consistent transfer rumors that surround him and his teammates. For the boss, he certainly has less interest in the English media’s reportage. It might seem that the press have missed their last Ballon d’Or holder – just maybe!