Cristiano Ronaldo practices at his old team Real Madrid for a second straight day.


Cristiano Ronaldo practices at his old team Real Madrid for a second straight day. Cristiano Ronaldo worked out at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas facility for a second day as the 37-year-old tries to stay in shape while looking for a new team.

The Portuguese star trained alone at the facility on Wednesday, according to Spanish outlet Relevo, following his country’s World Cup exit.

Since mutually terminating his contract with Manchester United last month due to his explosive interview with Piers Morgan, Ronaldo has been a free agent.

Following his nation’s defeat to Morocco in the World Cup quarterfinals in Qatar, the 37-year-old reportedly asked Real Madrid president Florentino Perez if he could train at Valdebebas for a few days.

He won two La Liga championships, four Champions League trophies, and four of his five Ballon d’Or trophies while playing for Real.

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After a turbulent year since leaving Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018, it would have been difficult for Ronaldo to return to the team’s training facility.

However, he had to train apart from the team Carlo Ancelotti, the club’s current manager, is in charge of.

The president of Madrid, Perez, and Ronaldo got along well. Perez said on Onda Cero in 2019 that Ronaldo had never caused a problem in Madrid. He set an example and will always be the best in my memory.

“He has always been exemplary, a pine tree’s cup of a professional. I’ve never had a problem with my personal life or money, and our relationship has always been perfect.

However, Ronaldo said Perez’s attitude towards him had changed before he departed from the Bernabeu.

In an interview with France Football in 2018, he stated, “I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way they did at the start.”

“For the first four or five years, I felt like Cristiano Ronaldo there. Less following. The president’s expression suggested he didn’t want to say the same thing about me, as if they no longer needed me.

Ronaldo’s return is hurried because most athletes have a week to unwind and recover after World Cup exits.

Ronaldo returned to the training immediately, with his search for a new club probably playing a significant role in that.

Following his interview with Morgan, in which he claimed to feel “betrayed” by the team and that he “didn’t respect” manager Erik ten Hag, his contract with United was terminated.

After being benched by manager Fernando Santos for their World Cup matches against Switzerland and Morocco, drama followed him into the tournament.

This led to rumors that he threatened to leave Portugal, which both the country’s football federation and he denied. He came off the bench in both contests but had no impact as the African nation eliminated them in the quarterfinals.

The storied forward’s options seem limited as he approaches his 38th birthday in February.

Antero Henrique, president of the Qatar Stars League, is reportedly one party interested in Ronaldo’s services.

According to reports, Henrique approached Ronaldo directly to express his interest in returning him to the Gulf country after the World Cup.

He wants Ronaldo to sign with a club in Qatar, but according to the report, Jorge Mendes, the player’s agent, is preparing a different offer. Additionally, there were rumors that Ronaldo might sign with Al Nassr of Saudi Arabia on January 1.

However, Ronaldo-related sources told Sportsmail that any reports of a deal being finalized were “nonsense.” Without the aid of Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo could find a new team on his own.

According to reports, his nearly two-decade relationship with Mendes is beginning to sour because the player and agent disagree on where he should play next. If the Portuguese star wants to stay in Europe, his financial demands are a hindrance.

After terminating his £500,000-per-week contract at Manchester United seven months early, Ronaldo said goodbye to £16 million.