TalkSPORT pundit Gabby Agbonlahor has outrageously claimed Cristiano Ronaldo would leave Manchester United for arch-rivals Liverpool as he doesn't have "any loyalty."
Ronaldo, 37, shocked the Red Devils' hierarchy with a transfer request at the start of the transfer window, citing a desire to play in a 20th consecutive Champions League campaign as his motivating factor.
After missing the entirety of pre-season due to family issues, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner held crisis talks with new boss Erik ten Hag on Tuesday (July 26), in which he asked the Dutchman to rip up his £360k-a-week contract and allow him to walk out the Old Trafford exit door.
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"Cristiano Ronaldo would join Liverpool this summer, if he could. They are big rivals of Man United but it’s about Ronaldo," Agbonlahor told the talkSPORT breakfast programme.
"He will go anywhere he can still play Champions League football, add to his record and win titles. I don’t think Ronaldo has any loyalty to United, Real Madrid or Juventus."
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But while Ronaldo may see his future away from Old Trafford, the Portuguese icon is still yet to find a club competing in the Champions League that are interested in securing his services. Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, and Real Madrid have all snubbed potential moves and, as it stands, a return to Europe's elite is looking increasingly unlikely.
Despite a scintillating nine-year spell with Real, city rivals Atletico Madrid had seemed Ronaldo's best option for a summer exit but Los Rojiblancos have now ruled themselves out of a move following heavy backlash from supporters.
United had hoped Tuesday's talks would convince Ronaldo to see out his two-year deal, emphasising his importance to the squad after racking up 24 goals last term but the 37-year-old is understood to be unwilling to drop down to the Europa League.
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