‘El Mundo’ reveals that Cristiano Ronaldo gave an ultimatum to Jorge Mendes in the summertime: “You take Chelsea or Bayern Munich, or we split up”. And they even parted methods as a result of the businessman could not get a spot for the Portuguese striker, who ended up heading to Al Nassr, from Saudi Arabia. The Spanish newspaper reveals some particulars of the definitive separation from the one Ronaldo got here to contemplate as a father. The striker didn’t need to be a substitute at Manchester United and demanded to play at one other massive membership. The downside is that, writes ‘El Mundo’, not one of the golf equipment he thought-about appropriate for his soccer wished him. Jorge Mendes contacted Chelsea and Bayern Munich and each have been initially receptive, however solely at board degree. Thomas Tuchel, supervisor of the Blues on the time, was not enthusiastic concerning the concept of having the Portuguese within the crew.
Both golf equipment opened their doorways a bit, but additionally confirmed reluctance, due to their age. Until Ronaldo determined not to be part of Manchester United’s pre-season and Jorge Mendes acquired definitive calls: “We don’t desire him”.
The definitive break with the businessman, says ‘El Mundo’, occurred shortly earlier than the World Cup, after the controversial interview with Piers Morgan, which led to the termination of the contract with Manchester United.
Exit from Juventus
After three years at Juventus, Ronaldo determined to depart the Binaconeri with out consulting his agent. When he nonetheless had one yr left on his contract with the Turin membership, he stated ‘sufficient’ and stated goodbye to coach Massimiliano Allegri.
‘El Mundo’ experiences that Jorge Mendes, with out understanding something, acquired a name from Juventus and scolded Ronaldo for his imprudence: “We don’t have anything!” Ronaldo did not need to consider it.
The businessman broke contacts, to attempt to discover a membership for CR7. Offered to Manchester City, Guardiola accepted, however the transfer concerned the departure of two strikers, which ended up not occurring.
Jorge Mendes then spoke to Sir Alex Ferguson, who exerted his affect and Ronaldo ended up signing for Manchester United, incomes the identical €30 million he earned at Juventus.
The arrival of Erik ten Hag opened a battle, which culminated in Ronaldo’s abrupt departure from Old Trafford. Without informing Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo referred to as Piers Morgan and organized an interview with him. He ended up going to the World Cup as an unemployed individual.
Jorge Mendes acquired again in contact with previous mates, spoke to Atlético de Madrid, Diego Simeone agreed however the response of the followers to the information of the Portuguese’s signing introduced again the colchoneros. As earlier than with Manchester City, with Bayern and with Chelsea. There have been no contacts with Borussia Dortmund, the newspaper claims.
With no extra exits than Saudi Arabia, provides ‘El Mundo’, the reference to Jorge Mendes ended. It was Ricardo Regufe, former consultant of Nike, the model that sponsors the Portuguese, who took care of all the small print of the switch to Al Nassr. A change that years earlier than Jorge Mendes had suggested him not to settle for, since he all the time believed that Ronaldo ought to play in one of the best leagues in Europe.
The similar newspaper explains that Regufe is now CR7’s trusted man, in a circle of affect whose middle is Georgina Rodríguez.
Ronaldo is now the best paid athlete on this planet and the newspaper remembers that for years the Portuguese was obsessive about Messi incomes greater than him. At an awards ceremony he requested Josep Maria Bartomeu, then president of Barcelona: “How a lot do you pay him?” “I can’t let you know, however it’s greater than double what they pay you,” the chief of the Catalans would have replied.
This distinction was what Ronaldo complained about with Jorge Mendes and Florentino Pérez when he was at Real Madrid, provides ‘El Mundo’.