Arguably the greatest player to have ever played the game, Cristiano Ronaldo, is finally ready to end his time at the Bernabeu as reports suggest that he is now ready to quit the Spanish capital this summer. Los Blancos have now won two back to back Champions League titles to add to their La Liga title in the previous season and are only going to get better but Ronaldo has his own reasons to quit.
The Portuguese star has been alleged of tax fraud worth billions and it is reported that the allegations have angered him to such an extent that he wants to quit the country. Real are also reportedly ready to leave him, but will demand humungous fees for his services, making him a tough prospect to sign. But here are five possible destinations for the former Manchester United star:
The Red Devils saw the best of a young Ronaldo in his time at Old Trafford, before he decided to move on to Spain. With a couple of stellar seasons under his name in England, Ronaldo showed that he has what it takes to thrive in easily the toughest league in Europe and he has not ruled out a return to the club this summer. He has his problems with current United manager Jose Mourinho but the Red Devils are one of the few clubs that can afford him and may as well look to sign him this summer.
The French giants are of the very few cash rich clubs in France and they can afford the asking price and the wages of the 32-year old this summer. They lost Zlatan Ibrahimovic last summer and failed to lift the league title and will be looking add a talisman to their attack to get them back to their best. Ronaldo is as good an option as any, and if he does join PSG, it is quite evident that he could break a number of goal scoring records, even at his age.
The US domestic football league is less intense and is slowly growing in stature. A few clubs in the MLS have already started monitoring the situation of the Portuguese international and might want to tempt him to move outside Europe for good. Though not a competitive, the US league will give Ronaldo a chance to take his foot off the pedal and end his career in less intense surroundings, helping himself to a couple of more years of international football.
Ronaldo is a product of the famous Sporting Academy at Portugal and was in devastating form in the Portuguese domestic league before his move to Old Trafford. However, he has never looked back from then and a step back to the Portuguese league might not be the best for Ronaldo. However, playing in his home country, with a chance to win the European title with three different teams, might be enough to lure the 32-year old back to his hometown this summer.
And finally, the Italian giants, who have had an influx of cash recently, AC Milan, could try to persuade Ronaldo to grace the Serie A. Having never played in Italy, Ronaldo might be tempted to conquer yet another world class European league and could be happy to move to the San Siro, if Milan are ready to meet his valuation. The Serie A club are making some smart buys this summer and adding Ronaldo their front could establish them as a top European club once again next season.