The possible destinations for Cristiano Ronaldo if he leaves Madrid

Reports in Portugal say Ronaldo has told Madrid he wants out

But not many clubs could pay the fee and then his weekly wages

El futuro de Cristiano Ronaldo es una incógnita
El futuro de Cristiano Ronaldo es una incógnita | AFP

The stunning revelation that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to quit Spain and therefore leave Real Madrid due to accusations he evaded taxes has put a number of clubs on red alert. 

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According to Marca, Madrid are aware that "with 200 million euros they could do a lot of things" and that's a very clear message to Ronaldo and to the teams who would be interested in signing him. 

But... what teams could pay his weekly wages? The answer is easy and the options can fit on one hand, given that Pep Guardiola's Manchester City would not be keen regardless of any speculation. 

Manchester United

Perhaps the biggest candidate to sign Ronaldo. They have enough money to pay for the transfer and could pay his wages, but the United option has some other strong arguments: Ronaldo's never hidden the fact he'd like to return to Old Trafford, where he spent many good years and where he's still held in a lot of affection. In addition, his agent (Jorge Mendes) has done a lot of business with the club recently, including taking Jose Mourinho there as coach. 

PSG

Another option for the Portuguese international is Paris Saint-Germain, who have the financial power to sign him and, in fact, have tried to do so in the past. The signing of CR7 would be an important statement from a side who, above all, are desperate to announce themselves at the top table by winning a Champions League. 

China

As a third option, the Chinese Super League has been mentioned. However, recent economic regulations brought in would make it difficult to do any deal. Another handicap is the sporting side of things, given that China does not have the most competitive leagei. And with a World Cup next summer, it's unlikely to be an option which matches Ronaldo's ambition. 

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