CRISTIANO RONALDO wants to play in the Champions League after leaving Manchester United.
So says Piers Morgan, who adds the Portuguese star hopes to attract an elite side with his World Cup performances.
Ronaldo, 37, is a free agent after sensationally leaving United last month.
His contract was mutually terminated after a smashing interview with Morgan on TalkTV.
And Ronaldo is now on the hunt for a new club as he seeks more trophies.
The only concrete offer he has received so far comes from Saudi Arabia.
Al-Nassr is poised to make Ronnie the highest-paid athlete in history with an annual salary of £173million on a 36-month contract.
But it seems the veteran has his sights set on staying in Europe.
Chelsea continue to be linked with a move for Ronaldo, with owner Todd Boehly a big fan.
Bayern Munich and Real Madrid have also been warned of potentially offering short-term deals, although both clubs have claimed they are not interested.
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According to Morgan, Ronaldo is looking at one of Europe’s top clubs in the hunt for another Champions League title.
And the Portuguese star reckons it will be a done deal if he can lead his country to the world title in Qatar.
Morgan told the Telegraph: “He thinks if he does well at this World Cup he’ll get what he really wants, which is a club in the Champions League to add to his record and legacy.
“At this stage in his career, it’s not about money.
“It’s about a burning desire to play football at the highest level, to break records and win trophies.
“And he’s done that in more countries than any other player in history.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6823807/cristiano-ronaldo-transfer-man-utd-exit-champions-league-aim/ Cristiano Ronaldo still wants to play in the Champions League and hopes the World Cup can attract elite teams, says Piers Morgan