Cristiano Ronaldo has transformed into world football’s most wanted player, even though many regard Lionel Messi to be better than him. Subsequent to the four-time Ballon d’Or winner’s strong attachment with Barcelona, many big clubs know that tempting the Argentinian would not result in anything positive.
Ronaldo, on the contrary, is always ready for new challenges, and he looks set to follow in David Beckham’s footsteps, when it comes to trying his abilities in various leagues.
Although he spent roughly six years in the Premier League under the Manchester United jersey between 2003 and 2009, the Portuguese icon has been tipped to make a return to England by re-associating himself with the Red Devils.
Nonetheless, French champions Paris Saint-Germain have appeared as potent contenders to sign Cristiano Ronaldo, lately. Hence, the idea of playing in a new top-flight league in which he has never performed before could impel the No.7 star to make a pause and reconsider his various options.
Excitingly though, Ronaldo’s options are not limited to these two mega clubs only, as Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich has joined the transfer race. Indeed, Chelsea have shown great interest in the Real Madrid playmaker, and they have yet to give up the chase.
Whereas many believe that a mammoth deal from the Blues would be enough to trigger a move for Ronaldo, others are more convinced that the former Red Devil will only sign for Chelsea if current Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho moves to Stamford Bridge.
Interestingly, Mourinho looks poised to reunite with his former English club after the end of this season, and luring Ronaldo away from the Bernabeu is something he is expected to do, after filling Rafael Benitez’s shoes.
At this point, no one can really tell if Ronaldo will decide to sign for Manchester United, PSG or Chelsea. Perhaps, the 28-year-old could opt to improve his collective record with Real Madrid before kissing the Spanish capital club goodbye.
But whatever Ronaldo decides to do, going for a Chelsea move would be a mistake.
Indeed, as one whose respect and love for Manchester United is still very much alive and burning, choosing to break the hearts of the Red Devils by signing for their arch-rivals would be damaging to his own reputation.
Moreover, it would be a sign of great disrespect to his former manager Sir Alex Ferguson, who played an essential role in his rise to massive success. Agreeing a transfer to Chelsea would in fact not only place Ronaldo in a no-go area, but also would it compel him to absorb a huge deal of pressure.
Such moves, which are often mainly backed by love for money, require a high level of courage and self-confidence. Eventually, such ventures can even prolong the needed period of adaptation in a new club, and in Fernando Torres’ case – who daringly switched from Liverpool to Chelsea in 2011 – this fact couldn’t be better justified.
Evidently, every player has his career, and some decisions can prove to be more or less harmful than they seem. But in the end, one tip applies to every footballer of any kind: always join the club where your heart is.
It was apparent that Cristiano Ronaldo did not sign for Real Madrid back in 2009 only for money purposes. Rather, his adventurous aspect, merged with his old love for Los Blancos was what made him leave England.
Luckily for him, and surely deservedly, he has found great success at the Madrid club, especially at individual level. Having worked his way through the historic ranks of the team to become Real’s sixth all-time top scorer with 200 goals in only four seasons, there is no denying that Ronaldo has brilliantly racked up an achievement that cannot be forgotten.
Now, where else would he find peace, happiness and success? Where will he find his heart again?
Speaking of a transfer to PSG, the idea could sound beneficial and interesting, considering that Ronaldo would be – for the second time in his career – moving to a club that David Beckham just left.
The Englishman announced his retirement on Thursday, leaving an empty space of stardom within the French side, which Ronaldo could well fill up. Perchance, CR7 might not play in exactly the same position as Beckham did at the Parc des Princes, but he would definitely be a great long-term substitution for PSG.
And who knows, Ronaldo could even find the love and space he needs in Paris, where he could ultimately settle as a veteran player for good.
Then again, contemplating Ligue 1 champions PSG or English Premier League champions Manchester United would be a wise thing for Ronaldo to do after a Real Madrid exit. But a transfer to Chelsea FC is definitely not an option with bright ends.
Furthermore, considering Ronaldo is visibly not too tight to Jose Mourinho at personal level, chasing him all the way to London would not seem proper. Again, taking into account the huge rage that would erupt among Manchester United fans if he signed for Chelsea, there is no way the Portuguese winger could justify a move to the blue side of the English capital, without pointing to Abramovich’s immense wallet.
After all, if more silverware, stability and long-term success are what truly matter to Cristiano Ronaldo, then PSG and Manchester United have all he needs to keep building his already-illustrious career.
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