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Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has revealed he had dinner with Barcelona president Joan Laporta amid Manchester United exit talks


Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent spoke to Barcelona president Joan Laporta this week as speculation over his future continues.

The Manchester United star has been a major talking point this week after signaling his desire to leave the club ahead of the new season.

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Ronaldo’s agent is looking for a new club for his client this summer

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has revealed he had dinner with Barcelona president Joan Laporta amid Manchester United exit talks

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Laporta revealed he had dinner with Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes

With clubs like Chelsea reportedly keen to sign him, it remains to be seen where the 37-year-old will play his football next season, with many of Europe’s biggest clubs likely to watch him with genuine interest.

Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes is one of the most influential in world football and will be responsible for finding a new club for the Portuguese star.

However, despite Laporta revealing he has met Mendes before, the Barcelona president was coy about a potential move for the ex-Real Madrid star.

He said: “I had dinner with Jorge Mendes on Monday and we talked about the market in general.

“Cristiano? I won’t go into the players we discussed in the meeting, but it’s always good to know how certain names are in the market.

Although his next destination won’t be decided for some time, TalkTV presenter Piers Morgan believes Ronaldo is “sick and tired” of life at United.


Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has revealed he had dinner with Barcelona president Joan Laporta amid Manchester United exit talks

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Ronaldo trained alone in Portugal for ‘family reasons’

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has revealed he had dinner with Barcelona president Joan Laporta amid Manchester United exit talks

Mendes is set for a busy summer as he searches for a new club for Ronaldo

Speaking to Drive on talkSPORT, Morgan said: “I’ve had a lot of discussions with him about this and I know his frustration has boiled and boiled and boiled throughout the year.

“Remember, he came back to Manchester United because he believed he could win things with them and believed he was going to be a missing cog in the wheel and they wouldn’t just qualify for the League. champions, but they might even win the league.

“I think he’s been incredibly disappointed with the overall level of dedication, hard work, enthusiasm and will to win, not to mention how hungry this Man United squad is. Especially some of the younger players.

“He gave a pretty cryptic interview at the start of the year when he said that when he was a teenager at United he constantly asked advice from Paul Scholes, Roy Keane, Ryan Giggs and Rio Ferdinand – all those older players and brilliants who were there.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has revealed he had dinner with Barcelona president Joan Laporta amid Manchester United exit talks

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Ronaldo is certainly an influential figure in a young Man United team

“He was absorbing the advice but I got the impression from the interview he gave that he wasn’t getting that at United. They don’t really want to hear it.

“When you look at these young United players, there’s a lot of talent there, but do they have something like the necessary drive, which comes from within, as Ronaldo says.

“He ended up scoring 24 goals last season, 18 in the league, second behind Son and Salah. He scored one more league goal than Harry Kane who is almost 10 years younger than him.

“This guy is supposed to be the problem at Manchester United. He’s not the problem, and he’s going to leave, I think, because he’s really tired of having to carry this team.



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