Cristiano Ronaldo's 'ultimatum' to agent Jorge Mendes revealed after split

The Portuguese international moved to the Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr

By Web Desk
January 24, 2023
Two days before Portugal's FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign got underway, United mutually agreed to end Cristiano Ronaldo's contract  — Reuters 

Legendary football player Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly handed his previous agent, Jorge Mendes, an ultimatum to bring him to Chelsea or Bayern Munich.

According to a shocking claim from El Mundo, the Portuguese international made the demand last summer.

"Either you get me Chelsea or Bayern, or we break up," Ronaldo told Mendes.

Two days before Portugal's FIFA World Cup 2022 campaign got underway, United mutually agreed to end Ronaldo's contract after the player gave an explosive interview to Piers Morgan on Talk TV during which he criticised the team and Ten Hag.

Ronaldo claimed he felt "betrayed" by club members for attempting to force him out and claimed Ten Hag doesn't show him respect.

Mendes did get in touch with Bayern and Chelsea to check on interest in recruiting his client in response to Ronaldo's demand.

However, the two top clubs turned down the order, which developed a rift between Ronaldo and Mendes.

Before the split, things were different Between Ronaldo and Mendes. They were quite close, and Mendes is even Ronaldo's child's godfather.

"I will never be able to thank all that Jorge has done for my family. He was a friend who became something more, part of my family," Ronaldo's mother, Dolores dos Santos Aveiro, once said.

Meanwhile, Cristiano signed for Al-Nassr of Saudi Arabia in a deal believed to be worth more than 200 million euros.

The 37-year-old penned a contract that will take him to June 2025.

He made his Saudi Arabian league debut when he led the Riyadh All-Stars, which included players from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal against Lionel Messi's Paris Saint-Germain.

The former Real Madrid player scored a brace, but the Saudi Arabian side lost the match by 4-5 after a thrilling encounter