Cristiano Ronaldo offered chance for shock transfer exit to rejoin former team-mate Nani in Australia

    CRISTIANO RONALDO has been offered a Manchester United escape route this Christmas… to Australia.

    The Portugal star, 37, looks set to depart Old Trafford after his explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

    Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a transfer to the Australian A-League this winter


    Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered a transfer to the Australian A-League this winterCredit: Getty

    Ronaldo blasted United’s ambitions and infrastructure, while also taking aim at boss Erik ten Hag.

    And the Red Devils could be ready to terminate Ronnie’s deal as a result.

    That means the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is likely to be on the move soon.

    But it appears he has few takers, with Chelsea and even former side Sporting Lisbon reportedly ruling out approaches.

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    Ronaldo could instead be forced to look further afield, with David Beckham’s Inter Miami interested.

    However, should he wish to move even further away from Europe, Ronnie will also have the option to head Down Under.

    A-League chief executive Danny Townsend admits the league are desperate to bring Ronaldo to Australia.

    He admits he has already held talks with super agent Jorge Mendes.

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    But Townsend adds Ronaldo will have to take a huge pay cut to make an A-League move happen.

    Townsend said: “Ronaldo says he wasn’t getting any love and respect at United.

    “But we’ll certainly give him plenty of love and respect in Australia.

    “We might not be able to compete financially with other offers but we can compete in other ways.

    “Obviously it’s a long shot but we’ve certainly got a compelling proposition for him here in Australia to consider.”

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    Former Premier League stars currently plying their trade Down Under include Charlie Austin and Joe Lolley.

    But the most notable is Ronaldo’s ex-United teammate Nani, who recently joined Melbourne Victory.


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