Why Ronaldo Man Utd exit demand is fuelled by Messi rivalry as meeting details emerge

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Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has held talks with Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid this summer to sound out interest in his client. However, all three have turned their back on the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, with United reiterating to the player that he is part of their plans next season.

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According to The Athletic, Ronaldo’s key aim is to play for a club that will be competing in the Champions League next season so that he can ‘cement his scoring record in the competition’. He is currently the competition’s all-time top scorer with 140 goals, though Messi is just 15 goals behind.

The Argentina international has age on his side given that he is two years younger than Ronaldo, and will also be competing in the competition with a very talented Paris Saint-Germain side that does not struggle to create chances and break teams down. Thus, Ronaldo wants to extend his lead at the top rather than watch on from the sidelines whilst playing Europa League football with United.

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