Cristiano Ronaldo to Wrexham is on as Rob McElhenney expresses interest 1 month ago

Cristiano Ronaldo to Wrexham is on as Rob McElhenney expresses interest

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Cristiano Ronaldo's sensational summer move to Wrexham has moved one step closer after co-owner Rob McElhenney declared his interest in the Portuguese star on Twitter. Sort of.

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Ronaldo's return for a second stint at Old Trafford last year wasn't enough to stop Manchester United enduring a nightmarish season. For the fifth straight year, they ended the campaign trophyless - also finishing in sixth position in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League qualification.

With Erik ten Hag now at the helm, the club's preparations for the new season were dealt a hefty blow on Saturday when it emerged Ronaldo didn't fancy sticking around for the remaining year of his contract.

United have since insisted he isn't going anywhere, but should the right offer arrive, it's possible Ronaldo could be on his way.

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The question, though, is where?

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Chelsea are reportedly interested but it's unlikely United would entertain offers from Premier League rivals. Bayern Munich may fancy it if Robert Lewandowski gets his wish and leaves for Barcelona, but are reportedly not interested at present. Paris Saint-Germain could be an option, but recent murmurings suggest they are looking to scale back their policy of signing big names on big wages.

Wrexham could move for Ronaldo (but almost certainly won't)

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This, perhaps, has presented an opportunity to Wrexham.

Despite their high-profile owners, affording Ronaldo's wages may prove a challenge for the National League side. They also can't yet offer him the Champions League football he wants.

Nevertheless, McElhenney isn't for giving in just yet. Responding to a tweet which said Ronaldo had asked to leave United if a suitable offer was received, he tweeted: 'Define suitable'.

Expect a bid to be imminent. Fabrizio - prepare the 'Here We Go'.

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