Olympique Marseille is not an option for a winter move for ex-world footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who was last dropped from the squad for at least one game at Manchester United due to indiscipline.
“We are a long way from such ideas,” said OM President Pablo Longoria at RMC Sport about a possible CR7 commitment. “We don’t look at big stars or individualists, we focus on team players who contribute to the team’s success. In our project, everyone has to work for the collective.”
Ronaldo, who refused to come on as a substitute in the Red Devils’ 2-0 win against Tottenham and then marched into the dressing room early, probably doesn’t fit into the picture for the French, especially since financial factors would also make a transfer difficult.
“Football is very clear. It’s always about financial balance. Better results must always go hand in hand with economic stability. That’s very important today in 2022,” Longoria explained.
Rumors about OM and CR7 have been circulating again and again in recent months. Among other things, the Portuguese was also brought up as a newcomer by former Marseille star Samir Nasri.
Ronaldo wanted to leave United last summer because the club failed to qualify for the Champions League. After his suspension, there is again strong speculation about a farewell in winter. The 37-year-old’s contract expires in the summer of 2023.