Manchester United officials were surprised by the transfer request from star player Cristiano Ronaldo. This is according to the report from English publication Daily Mail which stated that senior Manchester United officials were caught off-guard by the exit request from the five-time Ballond’or winner.
Since the news broke about his desire to leave Manchester United this summer, Ronaldo has been linked with a lot of teams including Premier League rivals Chelsea. It was reported that his agent Jorge Mendes met with new Chelsea owner Todd Boehly last month and he was one of the topics discussed at the meeting. Boehly is said to be keen on signing Ronaldo from Manchester United, but manager Thomas Tuchel is not as enthusiastic. Apart from Chelsea, French club Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and Bayern Munich have also been linked with the former Real Madrid and Sporting Lisbon attacker.
Ronaldo is keen to leave Manchester United as he’s not ready to play Europa League football. He wants to play Champions League football in the new season.