In the summer of 2022, Chelsea owner Todd Boehly was really hungry to own Ronaldo’s signature. However, the then Blues coach Thomas Tuchel vehemently opposed the idea, and this is considered part of the reason why the German military leader was fired not long after.
Now, Graham Potter has come to power at Chelsea and the former Brighton captain is certainly a man of “obedience” to Tuchel. Boehly does not want to miss the second time to recruit Ronaldo, so if Man United directly fires CR7 next time, Chelsea will jump in. In addition to The Blues, Sporting Lisbon – Ronaldo’s boyhood team – also hopes to successfully convince the 37-year-old striker to “return home”.
Currently, Man United is waiting to follow Ronaldo’s globally shocking interview with journalist Piers Morgan before making a final decision. In a shocking interview published not long ago, Ronaldo criticized the Red Devils and coach Erik ten Hag.
It has also been suggested that United could sue Ronaldo by alleging his interview damaged the team’s reputation and caused significant financial loss. Mike Treemer, employment partner at law firm Fladgate, believes the Red Devils have strong reasons to fire Ronaldo – but insists the damages claim will not be as convincing.
“Most legal commentators now agree that United will have the right to terminate Ronaldo’s contract following his recent conduct, including his provocative interview,” said Treemer. with Piers Morgan It is possible that the club will also consider if third parties encourage Ronaldo to breach his contractual obligations, in which case they could also be prosecuted for the losses suffered. Surely that was carefully considered by Morgan and Talk TV before they aired the interview.”