Newcastle not interested in signing Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United exit


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    Cristiano Ronaldo faces an uncertain future (Picture: Getty Images)

    Newcastle United has been mooted as a possible destination for free agent Cristiano Ronaldo, but the Magpies are reportedly uninterested in signing the veteran striker.

    Ronaldo has left Manchester United after his contract was terminated by mutual agreement on Tuesday, leaving him free to find a new club.

    Despite being one of the greatest players of all time, the 37-year-old’s options do not appear to be particularly numerous, with clubs not exactly falling over themselves to secure his signature.

    The Telegraph have already reported that Chelsea are not keen on signing Ronaldo, and now ESPN claim that Newcastle are not interested either.

    Both teams are among the favourites with the bookmakers to be Ronaldo’s next club, which appears to leave him with hardly any realistic options.

    Former club Sporting remain a possibility, while the veteran has also been linked with a move to American to join a Major League Soccer team.

    Ronaldo was looking to move away from Manchester United in the summer but no major European club were interested in signing him, considering his vast wages and advancing years.

    The former Real Madrid superstar was earning £500,000-a-week at Old Trafford and he would not come cheap, despite giving up that contract without any payout from the Red Devils.

    An unnamed club in Saudi Arabia made an offer to Ronaldo in the summer worth £2m-a-week, which he rejected as he wanted to compete in the Champions League. There may well be interest in him from the Middle East still and his motivations will be tested as to how receptive he is to it.

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