Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably one of the best soccer players in the world. His record of winning the Ballon d’Or goes to prove that he is a superstar, but the Portugues star is approaching the end of his career. It will be a sad day when Ronaldo decides to retire, but will we see him play in the MLS before he calls it quits?
Ronaldo has gained a reputation as a winner because in every team that he plays for, he tends to lead them to victory. Not only does Ronaldo inspire his teammates, but he also puts himself in contention for every playing award going. He has won the Ballon d’Or, given to the best player in the world, a total of five times, putting him second on the all-time list.
We wouldn’t want to bet against Ronaldo putting in another few spectacular seasons in Europe to pass Lionel Messi’s record six Ballon d’Or wins. For that reason, we may not see Ronaldo come to the MLS if he’s still in the running for the best-ever player.
A marketing dream
You may not know this, but Cristiano Ronaldo is the most-followed person on Instagram in the world. He is hugely popular, and when he’s in the off-season, Ronaldo loves coming to the United States. Considering David Beckham is putting together a new franchise in Miami, a place Ronaldo loves visiting, then maybe they will join forces.
With rumors of Lionel Messi growing unhappy with the way Barcelona is being run, maybe we could see these great rivals team up in the MLS. There has been a history of superstars heading to the MLS over the past couple of decades, and maybe Ronaldo will feel the need to test his skills in the United States. He keeps himself in amazing shape, so who knows, Ronaldo could possibly keep on playing at a super high level well into his 40s.
When Ronaldo was coming to the end of his time at Real Madrid in 2018, there was some speculation that he might be considering a move to the MLS. Instead, he moved to Italy, and the Serie A champions Juventus. He was sold for $128.7 million in 2018, and that fee would be considerably less, should he choose to leave Juventus.
It seems Ronaldo was brought to Juventus to help them win the UEFA Champions League, so he may sooner than his contract ties him to the club. If Ronaldo did move to the MLS, it’s likely he’s going to want to join a franchise that is in a position to win big. That would make the LA Galaxy a prime contender for his signature, but we’re sure there would be plenty of franchises willing to welcome him. There is also the possibility that he joins the Los Angeles FC franchise, to go along with his Hollywood reputation.
Cristiano Ronaldo joining the MLS is purely hypothetical, but there is a good chance he might seek a new challenge in the coming years. He has won basically every competition in Europe, so why not add a different trophy to his collection in the United States.