Juventus and Cristiano Ronaldo are living through treacherous times, with bad results, financial difficulties and tense relationships within the dressing room all contributing to a negative atmosphere within the club.
The former Real Madrid forward is looking for a way out of Turin, but the offers are not coming in as thick and as fast as he would like.
As a result, Ronaldo has extended his hand out to Los Blancos, offering his services instead of the other way around. The Spanish giants considered the move impossible from the very beginning.
The 35-year-old misses Madrid – a place where he felt respected and loved. He believes he has a good relationship with Florentino Perez still.
However, it’s Manchester United, another of Ronaldo’s former clubs, who have emerged as a possible alternative this summer.
Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, gets on extremely well with the board at Old Trafford and, while any return to Manchester would be difficult, the door is still open.
Paris Saint-Germain are another possible destination. They would fit Ronaldo’s desire to keep playing at the highest level and compete for the Champions League.
Nothing, though, indicates that completing any of these moves is going to be easy. For the moment, he’ll just have to help Juventus qualify for the Champions League. Just in case.