Cristiano Ronaldo is no longer a Manchester United player, with the legendary Portuguese forward confirmed to be leaving Old Trafford as announced by the club this afternoon.
The five-time Ballon D’Or winner looked to have played his last match for the Old Trafford club after giving the explosive interview with Piers Morgan last week and the news has now been confirmed by the club in a short announcement.
The club thanks him for his immense contribution across two spells at Old Trafford, scoring 145 goals in 346 appearances, and wishes him and his family well for the future.
Ronaldo released a statement of his own, which read: “Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early,”.
A move to return to his boyhood club could be the best-case scenario for Ronaldo, with his most recent homecoming to Old Trafford having ended in disappointment.
However, with Chelsea looking towards a Red Bull-esque model of signing younger players, it may not be a move to match the new identity of the club going forward under Graham Potter.
The MLS club owned by David Beckham could be a lucrative option for Ronaldo as well as one to aid his profile heading towards retirement.
David Beckham has already discussed the possibility of signing Ronaldo, with the former Manchester United midfielder a key figure as owner of the MLS franchise.
There could be a stumbling block with Miami also reported to be looking at their options with regards to signing Lionel Messi.
The La Liga side have impressed once more this season, but will need to look at striking options in January following an injury to Karim Benzema and Ronaldo could be the perfect fit having worked with Ancelotti in Madrid between 2013 and 2015.