Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United


Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo – On Saturday, it was reported that Ronaldo had informed United that he wanted to leave the club due to his desire to continue playing in the Champions League and had asked Erik ten Hag to sell him if an acceptable offer were made. Check out the best stars Man United can purchase if the GOAT Cristiano Ronaldo decided to leave Old Trafford. Follow Latest Football News LIVE with InsideSport.IN

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Some of the world’s best young strikers have already found a new home, including Erling Haaland (Manchester City), Dusan Vlahovic (Juventus), Julian Alvarez (Manchester City) and Darwin Nunez (Liverpool).

Here are seven stars who could bring a smile back to United fans’ faces should the legendary star leave for pastures new.

  1. Antony dos Santos (Ajax)

Erik ten Hag will urge United to replace the unhappy 37-year-old striker with Ajax’s young Brazilian forward Antony if Ronaldo is able to force his departure from the club for a second time.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese's request to LEAVE, Check out CR7's potential replacements
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements

Ajax have slapped a £70million price on the 22-year-old Brazilian winger after Ten Hag quit the Amsterdam club to take over in Manchester. The Sao Paulo-born livewire will be part of Brazil’s World Cup squad this winter. If Antony favours a move to Old Trafford, Marcus Rashford can taken on the center role, Sancho on the left-wing and Antony on the right flank under ten Hag.

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2. Serge Gnabry (Bayern Munich)

A potential replacement may have already been found in the form of winger Gnabry who turned down a new deal with Bayern worth just over £200,000-a-week.

The Bundesliga giants are ready to sell the 26-year-old before his contract expires next summer and, according to The Sun, United are interested in the former Arsenal player but could face competition from local rivals Manchester City.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese's request to LEAVE, Check out CR7's potential replacements
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements, MUNICH, GERMANY – AUGUST 05: Serge Gnabry of Bayern Muenchen and Andreas Pereira of Manchester United battle for the ball during the friendly match between Bayern Muenchen and Manchester United at Allianz Arena on August 5, 2018 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)

Gnabry who would add much needed depth to United’s front-line, which would look very toothless if Ronaldo did depart.

Once considered an Arsenal flop, Gnabry has developed into an elite winger in recent years, scoring 64 and assisting 40 over the last four seasons, winning four league titles and the Champions League. Bayern would consider offers in the region of £35million for the German international.

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3. Paulo Dybala – Free agent

Dybala is a hit-the-ground-running option, a proven world class forward who can play as a second striker or out-and-out centre forward. Having scored 115 goals in 293 games for Juventus and with 34 caps for Argentina, his quality is well proven.

The Peoples Person yesterday published a report analysing the rumours that United have lodged an interest in the Argentine.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese's request to LEAVE, Check out CR7's potential replacements
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements, TURIN, ITALY – APRIL 07: Paulo Dybala of Juventus (R) celebrates at full time with Cristiano Ronaldo of Juventus (C) and Arthur of Juventus (L) during the Serie A match between Juventus and Napoli at Allianz Stadium on April 7, 2021 in Turin, Italy. Sporting stadiums around Italy remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Chris Ricco/Getty Images)

United may be nervous after his reported reluctance to come to Old Trafford in 2019 in a swap deal for Romelu Lukaku. His wage demands may also be an issue but are certainly unlikely to exceed those of the departing Ronaldo.

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4. Andre Silva – Value €32 million

The 26 year old has had his ups and downs so far in his career and arguably his progress has not been helped by living in the shadow of CR7 in the Portuguese national set-up. Signed by AC Milan from FC Porto aged 21 for €38 million, he struggled in Serie A despite a hat trick in his first Europa League game.

Loan deals to Sevilla and Eintracht Frankfurt followed and it was at the latter when he finally found his mojo, scoring 45 goals in 71 games for the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese's request to LEAVE, Check out CR7's potential replacements
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements

This attracted the attention of RB Leipzig, where he has shown flashes of brilliance but never found the consistency that is needed at the top level.

This would be a gamble, but the talent is certainly there and he has the kind of profile that Erik ten Hag has been drawn to in the past.

5. Tammy Abraham – Value €50 million

The former Chelsea man had a barnstorming first season in Serie A last time out, scoring 17 goals in Serie A and 14 in the Europa Conference League.

Like Silva, he is a player who has had his ups and downs but the talent has always been there for all to see. His attacking movement is second to none and he would bring a huge energy to United’s attack.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese's request to LEAVE, Check out CR7's potential replacements
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements

He is reportedly happy at Roma and would be likely to come with an inflated price tag with Jose Mourinho unwilling to let him leave, but a return to the world’s toughest league might be a challenge he wouldn’t want to pass up.

6. Victor Osimhen – Value €65 million

If Ronaldo’s destination is to be Napoli then it might help to ease the talented Osimhen out of the club and into the opposite direction.

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The Nigerian is fast and direct and more of a target man than the first two options. His weaknesses tend to be his link-up play and passing but at 23 years of age, these are elements that can be developed.

As with Abraham, this would probably be a tough deal to pull off, not least because of Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis’ intransigence in negotiations.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese's request to LEAVE, Check out CR7's potential replacements
Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Alexander Isak of Real Sociedad shoots past Eric Bailly of Manchester United during the UEFA Europa League Round of 32 Leg Two match between Manchester United and Real Sociedad at Old Trafford on February 25, 2021 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Simon Stacpoole/Offside/Offside via Getty Images)

7. Alexander Isak – Value €30 million

Rumours were doing the rounds in March that Arsenal and United had identified Isak as a potential striker signing this summer. The 22 year old looked to be developing into a world class striker when he joined Real Sociedad from Borussia Dortmund in 2019, but it is probably fair to say he has not kicked on as expected in 2022 and ended last season with just 10 goals from 41 games.

Cristiano Ronaldo transfer LIVE: Seven stars who could replace Ronaldo at Man United following the Portuguese’s request to LEAVE, Check out CR7’s potential replacements

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