Cristiano Ronaldo has received his first offer since losing his job, and it’s from a club in the 14th division named AFC Crewe. They’re willing to pay the five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or a club record £35 per week.
After the player gave an explosive sit-down interview to SunSport columnist and TalkTV main man Piers Morgan, Manchester United and Ronaldo, who is 37 years old, decided to part ways in the middle of the season.
The five-time winner of the Ballon d’Or has criticized Manchester United for their lack of investment in the club’s infrastructure and has accused them of betrayal.
Ronaldo admitted that he does not respect Erik ten Hag, the current manager of Manchester United, who was one of the current United figures that came under attack.
And Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney, who played together previously but are now former teammates, have also come under fire for their comments.
After publicly criticizing the club, Ronaldo was granted his wish of leaving Old Trafford, albeit a few months later than he had hoped.
And the non-league club AFC Crewe has jumped at the chance to try and sign the legendary forward on a club-record £35-a-week salary, which is a significant reduction from the £500,000-a-week contract he had at United.
A whip-round was held by the 14th-tier club, which competes in the Crewe and District League Premier Division, in order to raise money for the purchase of the free agent.
They confirmed the news in a tweet by saying, “We can confirm that the club has made an official approach to sign free agent Cristiano Ronaldo on a one year deal.”
Should Cristiano decide to take the deal, he will become AFC Crewe’s highest paid player, with a weekly salary of £35 if he goes through with it.
The decision regarding Ronaldo’s future will probably not be made until after the World Cup, in which he is leading Portugal as their captain.
Group H consists of Ghana, Uruguay, and South Korea, and the winners of Euro 2016 are competing in this group.
On Thursday, Portugal will kick off their competition in the group stage against Ghana.
CRISTIANO RONALDO released a statement confirming his departure from Manchester United effective immediately.
After the star forward gave his explosive interview to Piers Morgan, Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo “mutually agreed” to Ronaldo’s release from his contract, which paid him £500,000 per week.
Cristiano Ronaldo issued a statement confirming his Manchester Untied exitCredit: Reuters
After reaching an agreement with the club, Cristiano Ronaldo will officially part ways with the organization effective immediately. Credit: Reuters
Cristiano Ronaldo gave an interview to Piers Morgan slamming Manchester United Credit: TalkTV
The captain of Portugal sent an emotional message to the supporters of the Red Devils, stating that he will always “love” the club and wishing the team the very best of luck in their upcoming match.
The following statement was issued by Ronaldo: “Following discussions with Manchester United, we have mutually agreed to terminate our contract.”
“That I adore Manchester United and its supporters is something that will never, ever change for me.
“It seems like the ideal time to look for a different kind of challenge. I want to wish Manchester United the best of luck.
During his latest conversation with Morgan, Ronaldo expressed his dissatisfaction with the club, claiming that he had been “betrayed” by United. Ronaldo criticized the organization.
The winner of the Ballon d’Or an incredible five times also took shots at the club’s manager Erik ten Hag, the Glazer family, and his former teammates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney.
A direct statement was issued by United confirming the legendary player’s departure from Old Trafford.
It states that: “Cristiano Ronaldo has mutually agreed to terminate his contract with Manchester United, effective immediately.
“The organization is grateful to him for the significant contributions he made during his two stints at Old Trafford, during which he scored 145 goals in 346 matches, and it sends its best wishes to him and his family for the future.
“Everyone at Manchester United is still committed to maintaining the team’s progression under Erik ten Hag and working together to achieve success on the pitch,”
The revelation comes with less than forty-eight hours to go until Ronaldo begins his fifth World Cup campaign with Portugal.