Cristiano Ronaldo: United among likely clubs Portuguese could join amid COVID-19 crisis

Cristiano Ronaldo: United among likely clubs Portuguese could join amid COVID-19 crisis

- Cristiano Ronaldo has two years left on his current deal with Juventus

- It is understood the star forward is on a £510,000-a-week wages at the Italian side

- But the effects of coronavirus on the global economy is expected to take a huge toll on football clubs, a situation that could force Juve to sell their hitman

- A possible return to Man United or Real Madrid could now be be on the cards for the Portuguese talisman

Cristiano Ronaldo could reportedly be offloaded by Juventus following the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

Ronaldo has active contract with Juve which will run until 2022 having joined them on a four-year deal from Real Madrid.

But according to SunSport citing Italian outlet Messaggero, the outbreak of COVID-19 could see the Serie A giants get the star forward off their cheque books.

It is believed the pandemic is set to have a huge effect on Juve's financial flows which could cripple their ability to pay wages.

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And Ronaldo, who is on a reported £510,000-a-week could be sacrificed to keep the Italian club afloat.

But that would not mean the Portuguese forward will be short of potential suitors.

At 35, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has proved that age is just a number owing to his current spectacular form.

Legit.ng now takes a look at five of the potential clubs Ronaldo could turn out for:

1. Manchester United

United fans still adore Ronaldo, nearly a decade after be dumped them for Real Madrid.

And with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer looking to strengthen his attackline, there couldn't be a better option than Ronaldo who has been tried and tested.

2. Real Madrid

Having struggled to find a replacement for him since his departure in 2018, Madrid would definitely fancy re-signing Ronaldo.

Currently, Karim Benzema has been charged with the responsibility of leading the line but has often struggled in front of goal.

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The arrival of Eden Hazard from Chelsea last summer has not helped much, with the Belgian yet to replicate his fine form at Santiago Bernabeu.

3. Paris Saint-Germain

PSG are facing the prospect of losing two of their most prolific forwards in Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

Neymar has been tipped to make a sensational return to La Liga club Barcelona, with Cavani turning down a new deal.

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Such a scenario could force the French giants enter the market in search for a replacement - thereby drawing Ronaldo in the picture.

4. Inter Miami

Having hit 35, it is without doubt Ronaldo is nearing the homestretch years of his football career.

And where else to end it apart from the Major League Soccer?

5. Shanghai Shenhua

The Chinese club is perhaps a surprise inclusion in this list.

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But the club is now in danger of losing Odion Ighalo to Manchester United, meaning they will have to find a replacement.

Should Ighalo complete a permanent move to Old Trafford, Shanghai will definitely have the cash to splash on Ronaldo.

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to social media to post a stunning photo of himself urging his fans and lovers to stay active in this trouble period where the world are battling against covid-19.

The world has been seriously affected by the outbreak of coronavirus which has been killing people in many parts on earth.

There has not been a solution for the deadly coronavirus although scientists all over the world have been trying to find a panacea to the bug.

Football activities in virtually all the nations in the world has been suspended because of the threat and panic this virus has been causing.

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Some of Cristiano Ronaldo's teammates have already contracted the virus and they have been on isolation receiving treatment since they were tested positive.

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