Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will reportedly push for an additional exit within the January transfer window to release funds for improving his squad. Cristiano Ronaldo has already left the club after his contract was terminated, while the departure of Aaron Wan-Bissaka could also shape the Red Devils’ plan of attack after the Recent 12 months.
Ronaldo’s second spell at Old Trafford ended on the sourest of notes, seeing his contract cancelled after lashing out at Ten Hag and the club in a controversial interview with Piers Morgan. The Portuguese was a hero to many fans after his previous spell on the club saw him win the Ballon d’Or in 2008, before signing for Real Madrid.
His wages had grow to be an enormous burden for United, nevertheless, and eliminating him six months ahead of schedule is about to save lots of them a whopping £17million. Heading towards just his second transfer window on the helm, that ought to give Ten Hag some more money to play with.
In response to The Telegraph, Wan-Bissaka has also been deemed surplus to requirements and moving him on in January may allow the Dutchman to pursue a latest right-back, alongside a forward to exchange Ronaldo.
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Wan-Bissaka following Ronaldo out of the Old Trafford exit door will release space in United’s squad nevertheless it stays to be seen how the Glazers’ activity will affect prospects of recruiting through the January transfer window. The Red Devils’ controversial owners have supposedly stepped up their efforts to welcome latest investment, with the deal being handled by Raine Group, who also supervised Todd Boehly’s joint-takeover of Chelsea.
After a rocky start and a summer characterised by missing out on key transfer targets, Ten Hag has taken United to inside touching distance of the highest 4 through the World Cup break. Ronaldo won’t be there even in the event that they do manage to qualify for next season’s Champions League, and he put out a temporary farewell message for fans on Tuesday.
“Following conversations with Manchester United we’ve got mutually agreed to finish our contract early,” he wrote on Twitter. “I like Manchester United and I like the fans, that can never change.
“Nevertheless, it seems like the fitting time for me to hunt a latest challenge. I wish the team every success for the rest of the season and for the long run.” Ronaldo will soon be forced to show his undivided attention to the World Cup, with Portugal taking up Ghana of their Group H opener on Thursday.