Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. has followed in his father’s footsteps and left Manchester United to rejoin Real Madrid’s youth academy, reports from Spain show.
In his previous spell for the Los Blancos academy, Ronaldo Jr had scored 50 goals from 20 games.
Ronaldo Jr. returned to Old Trafford with his father when he was transferred from Juventus to United a year ago. But earlier this year, the relationship between Ronaldo and Manchester United became troubled.
Ronaldo recently gave a controversial interview with Piers Morgan in which he said: “Yes, I felt betrayed and I felt like some people don’t want me here (Manchester United) not only this year but also last year”.
Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United with immediate effect by mutual agreement.
The club thanks him for his huge contribution during two spells at Old Trafford.#MUFC
— Manchester United (@ManUtd) November 22, 2022
Manchester United decided to terminate the contract with Ronaldo, posting a statement in November saying: “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Manchester United by mutual agreement with immediate effect.”
Since leaving Old Trafford, Ronaldo has been without a club, although there are rumors of him joining Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr.
Amid the speculation about the move to the club, Al Nassr sporting director Marcelo Salazar said earlier this week that the Saudi club will “wait” for now and “at the right time the future will be revealed”.
Marcelo Salazar told Flashcore, “I’m not allowed to say yes or no. Let’s see how it develops until the end of the year. As you can see, this is a huge negotiation, not just for the club, but for the country and for world football, and it needs to be led by higher authorities.”
“What I can say is that Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best in the history of football. He has always been an example to me as an athlete, because of the will he shows to win. And then, as a Portuguese citizen, I cheered I always add to him. But when the time is right, the future will be revealed,” he added.