Ronaldo will leave Manchester United with immediate effect, the club confirmed yesterday.
The 37-year-“mutually old’s agreed” exit comes after a contentious interview in which he attacked Man Utd owners the Glazers and said he had “no respect” for manager Erk ten Hag.
The club praises him for his enormous contribution throughout two stints at Old Trafford, according to a Man Utd statement. They also sent their best wishes for “him and his family’s future.”
Martinez of Inter and Argentina has most recently been linked with the Red Devils’ search for a new striker.
Man Utd has reportedly found a number of candidates to take Cristiano Ronaldo’s place, according to the Spanish publication Fichajes. The short list includes Martinez, an Argentine striker.
The Argentinean-born 25-year-old, known as “the Bull” in his home country, has played a crucial role for Inter Milan over the past few seasons and was instrumental in the club’s Scudetto victory in 2020–21.
In his three seasons with the Serie A giants team, Martinez has amassed 65 goals, including eight this season.
Tottenham and Atletico Madrid linked
Diego Simeone, the manager of Atletico Madrid, reportedly wants to raid Inter Milan for Martinez, according to the Italian publication CMW. To obtain Martinez’s services, Simeone allegedly intends to offer two players, Rodrigo De Paul and Matheus Cunha.
If star striker Harry Kane were to leave, according to CMW, Spurs would be interested in signing Martinez for £72 million.
Kane’s current contract expires in 2024, and it’s unclear if the Englishman will extend it.
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Man United target Ligue 1 player to replace Cristiano Ronaldo
In the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure, Manchester United has added another striker to its lengthy list of targets for the January transfer window.
Ronaldo’s contract was terminated this week, United announced earlier this week, following the Portuguese striker’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan.
Ronaldo is currently a free agent and is entirely focused on competing for Portugal in the World Cup, but United is in desperate need of a forward.
Many rumors and connections linking strikers from all over the world to Erik ten Hag’s team have surfaced as a result of the Ronaldo news.
Who have United been linked to?
According to Florian Plettenberg of Sky Sports, who tweeted the following: “Which profile will be transferred in the club this winter is still up for debate. We need a striker. But it’s unclear whether a high-priced top star will be hired right away or if a temporary fix will suffice for the next six months.”
Later, he added: “News #David: The 22-year-old Canadian striker is another candidate for #MUFC. He has been scouted numerous times and is ready to advance. According to reports, Lille would release him in the winter for a transfer fee of about €50 million.”
David has had a strong start to the Ligue 1 season and is representing Canada in the World Cup in Qatar.
This season, he has made 15 league appearances, collecting three assists along with nine goals.
‘Whatever the price’ – Man Utd fans urge club to ‘replace Ronaldo’ with sensational Netherlands talent
After Cody Gakpo’s game-winning effort against Senegal, Manchester United supporters urged the team to sign the Dutch forward.
In a sparse match, the 23-year-old scored the first goal as the Netherlands defeated Senegal 2-0.
In the 84th minute, Gakpo bravely steered a glancing header past the charging Edouard Mendy to break the scoreless tie. Davy Klaassen then doubled the Netherlands’ advantage in the final seconds by taking advantage of yet another Mendy blunder.
Following the game, Man Utd supporters urged their team to sign Gakpo, a player they had been linked to all summer.
“Whatever the price”
After Gakpo’s impressive performance against the Netherlands, Man Utd supporters urged their team to sign him.
Nasty00007, a Twitter user, suggested that Manchester United trade for Cody Gakpo as soon as possible in the January transfer window.
“Cody Gakpo has scored or assisted 33 goals in all competitions this season, making him the most productive player in Europe,” continued Unitedboxx. He must be acquired by Manchester United in January. Regardless of the cost!
As for signing Cody Gakpo, Manchester United must take any action, according to KumasiSarkodie.
“Manchester United needs to do everything to get Cody Gakpo this January,” TheBrandSavage continued.
Man Utd links
Man Utd’s pursuit of Gakpo reportedly gained momentum last week when a new report suggested the PSV forward might sign with Old Trafford in January.
According to 90min, PSV is willing to sell the 23-year-old player in January.
Man Utd will have to outbid a number of teams to sign the Netherlands star, but the Red Devils are still very interested in the player and have suggested a fee of around £40 million.
In Holland, Gakpo has had an outstanding start to the season with 14 goals and 14 assists.