Given his unrivalled stature at Real Madrid, the chances of it actually happening have been slim at best for several years.
"Cristiano doesn't own Real Madrid so if the president wants to sign somebody he will do it".
Los Blancos hadn't proposed the arrival of the Brazilian to occupy the Portuguese's place, but the public declarations of Ronaldo has completely changed his future outlook at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu.
How could Ronaldo become so desperate to quit Madrid all of a sudden, though?
Correio Da Manha also attributes Ronaldo's alleged decision to Perez, claiming that he had promised the club's all-time top scorer shortly after winning the Champions League in the 2016-17 campaign a €14 million increase from his annual wages which never happened.
But if Ronaldo is indeed set on leaving the team he's under contract with for three more years, his potential destinations are being narrowed down.
"Many times, what you want or what you are going to be doesn't depend only on you but on other factors that so many don't realise", he said, per the Express.
Ronaldo is likely to look out for clubs in France's Ligue 1, Premier League and also Italy's Serie A, according to ESPN FC.
Ed Woodward, however, has no interest in being drawn into the same wild goose chase of 12 months ago when Ronaldo created a similar situation. Real have always been linked with a move for the France worldwide, who seems to have fallen out with Jose Mourinho.
Meanwhile, Manchester United completed their first two signings of the summer last week by tying up deals for Diogo Dalot and Fred.
However, Ronaldo is constantly linked with a move away from the Spanish giants and his future is once again uncertain as we head in to the summer transfer window.