‘Promising’ - New update suggests Ronaldo could remain at Man Utd
The future of the Portuguese star has been discussed throughout the summer.
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The former Ajax manager has wasted little time in putting his own print on the Red Devils squad after completing six new signings ahead of Thursday’s deadline.
Christian Eriksen joined the 13-time Premier League champions on a free transfer following his departure from Brentford and he was followed by the £13.5million capture of Feyenoord defender Tyrell Malacia.
Deals for Ajax duo Lisandro Martinez and Antony came at a reported cost of around £137million and they came either side of a £63.5million move for Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro.
Newcastle United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka is set to be the final addition of the window as he completes a season-long loan deal that could be turned into a £6million permanent move at the end of the season.
Much of the summer speculation has revolved around Ronaldo’s future after he reportedly informed the Old Trafford hierarchy of his desire to join a club competing in the Champions League.
Speaking on Wednesday, Ten Hag seemed to indicate the Portugal forward would remain with the club beyond tonight’s deadline.
He said: “It’s clear, of course. We need quality players.
“You need more and to cover all the games to keep the consistency going, that’s what we strive for.”
The Athletic have reported the only serious offer for Ronaldo has come from Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal, and their proposal has been described as ‘obscene’.
Links with the likes of Atletico Madrid, Napoli and Bayern Munich have failed to lead to a firm offer to end his second spell at Old Trafford.
However, the report also suggests there has been a ‘promising’ change in Ronaldo’s demeanour in recent days and suggested that the transfer activity of the last six weeks could lead to the former Real Madrid star remaining with United beyond the deadline.