There’s never been a footballer quite like Cristiano Ronaldo. He has won the Champions League on five occasions with two different clubs, as well as domestic titles in England, Spain and Italy. No player can beat his record of winning five Ballon d’Or’s and his legacy of being one of the greatest players in the history of the sport.
Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored by a Real Madrid player as well as the most goals scored in a single season for Manchester United. He has won virtually everything that there is to win in the game, and his signing to Juventus in 2018 has seen the Italian giants start the two Champions League campaigns that he has been at the club, among the favourites to win the competition. You don’t want to miss out on the best football sites ahead of the new season where you can find all the best odds for the matches that Ronaldo will be competing in.
However, the Portuguese international isn’t getting any younger and at 34 years old, he will undoubtedly be contemplating on where he would want to end his career. Certainly wherever he ends up would have gained a player that can still compete at the highest level, but where could that be?
Ronaldo has always remained comprehensive with his love for Manchester United and in particular, Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot remains Ronaldo’s father figure in the game and a return to Old Trafford for a final season would certainly be something that would interest the Old Trafford faithful. Ronaldo was an integral role of arguably the greatest Premier League side between 2007 and 2009, and these years were when Ronaldo’s star power was finally realised.
He scored 42 goals in the 2007-08 season which enabled him to win his first Ballon d’Or and win his first Champions League title. There wouldn’t be many clubs that could match the financial figures that United could offer their former number seven and a final season in the Premier League could interest Ronaldo.
Another heartfelt final season could see him plying his trade back in Portugal with Sporting Lisbon. The Portuguese club was where Ronaldo was spotted by many of the top clubs around Europe and could be a chance for the star to return the favour in the opportunity the club gave him by helping deliver a first Primeira Liga title since 2002.
It would certainly be an option that Ronaldo would be interested in, but the Juventus star would certainly have to take a major pay-cut in order for the move to go through. Whether or not that is something that the club are interested in doing remains to be seen, but it would certainly be a move that would send shockwaves across Europe and see Sporting become a serious player in European competition.
Ronaldo has always been a player with various other projects going on, and maybe the most logical place for Ronaldo to end his career could be in the USA, where he would have the chance to expand his audience to a North American audience. The star has always been keen on a move to the USA, and there would be a host of clubs interested in acquiring his services should he be interested in playing in the MLS.
LA Galaxy would be a notable destination for the winger, while David Beckham’s new franchise Inter Miami CF could be the perfect storm. Inter Miami aren’t entering the MLS until next season which could line up perfectly with Ronaldo’s plan, and a chance for Ronaldo to spearhead a new franchise may be too good to turn down.