Cristiano Ronaldo’s Future May Just Have Been Revealed by His Own Mother

Published 09/22/2021, 3:09 PM EDT


CR7 is enjoying a fantastic start to his second stint at Manchester United. The Portuguese forward has scored four goals in his first three games for the club. However, in a surprising turn of events, Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has hinted at a rather shocking move for the 36-year-old, in the near future.

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According to Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother, the forward is closer than ever to a return to his former club, Sporting Lisbon. In a recent interview, Dolores Aveiro expressed her desire to see her son at his boyhood club, one last time. She said, “Ronaldo has to come back here. If it were my choice, he would already be here. He likes to watch Sporting games. I’ve already told him, ‘Son before I die, I want to see you return to Sporting.’ He says, ‘Let’s see.’ But if it cannot be him, then Cristianinho.”

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‘Cristianinho’ is Cristiano Ronaldo Jr. who looks set to follow in his father’s footsteps.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s career at Sporting Lisbon

Ronaldo started his career with Andorinha and Nacional for their youth teams before finally moving to Sporting CP in 1997. He was just 12 at the time, and after spending only five years in the youth setup, he burst into the first team at 17.

Sporting gave him his professional debut in 2002, and he played 25 games for the Portuguese side. Notably, Manchester United soon spotted the young star and signed him for his potential in a big-money move, back in 2003.

Soccer Football – World Cup – UEFA Qualifiers – Group A – Portugal v Republic of Ireland – Estadio Algarve, Almancil, Portugal – September 1, 2021 Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo before he misses a penalty REUTERS/Pedro Nunes

With all of this history between Ronaldo and Sporting, it’s not hard to envision a move in the future. However, will he give up the goods and bid goodbye to the theater of dreams, to mark a return to his roots for the sake of his mother?

Uplifting the Red Devils

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United are currently third in the Premier League after five games. They are tied on points with Liverpool and Chelsea for the first position but are held behind due to goal difference. Nevertheless, given by recent performances, the squad looks lethal, with the prodigal son leading the charge.

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With Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, United has a proven winner who can finally bring back the glory days. However, with the noisy neighbors not too far behind, can Manchester be red again?

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Aniket Awasthi

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Aniket Awasthi is a football writer at EssentiallySports. This STEM undergraduate combines an insatiable urge to write with his admiration for football to enhance his journalism. He calls charismatic names like Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Rashford as his favorite players, but he is a great admirer of Karim Benzema too.

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