Cristiano Ronaldo ‘was likely offered to EVERY Champions League club’, say Frankfurt chiefs after they received an approach to sign him… laying bare the superstar’s desperation with only Al Nassr’s £175m-a-year deal on the table
Cristiano Ronaldo was offered to Eintracht Frankfurt a few months ago amid his turbulent situation at Manchester United, according to the German club’s CEO.
The veteran forward, 37, was released from his contract on November 22 in a bitter, acrimonious exit from Old Trafford.
And now Frankfurt executive board member Axel Hellmann has claimed United offered Ronaldo to several teams across Europe as they looked to get rid of him.
Cristiano Ronaldo was offered to Eintracht Frankfurt a few months ago, the club’s CEO claims
Oliver Glasner’s side were reportedly given the chance to sign the then-Man United forward
He told DAZN: ‘He was even offered to us,’ while Philip Holzer, chairman of the club’s supervisory board, added: ‘I have the feeling he was offered to every Champions League club.’
Frankfurt qualified for the top European competition this season after winning last campaign’s Europa League title.
Ronaldo made known his desire to leave United this summer after their failure to qualify for the Champions League, but there were seemingly no takers among sides playing in that competition and he remained in Manchester.
Ronaldo, 37, was left in tears at the World Cup after Portugal were knocked out by Morocco
However, he lost his place in the starting line-up after a 4-0 embarrassment against Brentford, before spouting off in a bizarre interview with TV presenter Piers Morgan in which he criticised team-mates and manager Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo was also dropped at the recent Qatar World Cup by manager Fernando Santos after his reaction to being substituted off and was left in tears as Portugal were knocked out in the quarter-finals by Morocco.
Oliver Glasner’s Eagles side, currently fourth in the Bundesliga, return from their winter break on January 21 when they host Schalke.