By Friday morning, the biggest buzz in the soccer world came from rumors that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid due to his tax fraud allegations. Of course, there's certainly reason to be skeptical.
Whether these latest rumors have any truth to them or not, clubs were unsurprisingly eager to woo the reigning Ballon d'Or winner. Any club would love to sign Ronaldo, and many weren't shy after it emerged that Ronaldo might be looking for a new club:
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Sporting CP, Ronaldo's boyhood club in his homeland of Portugal, were among the earliest to put their interest out there with a cheeky mock-up of a jersey. "Cristiano, a good kid always returns home... What are you waiting for?"
Hertha Berlin can't afford Ronaldo's buyout clause, which is reportedly more than $1 billion (with a B!), but Ronaldo in the Bundesliga could be fun.
Matlock Town FC
And then the offers started rolling in from the least likely sources, like Matlock Town FC in the eighth tier of English soccer.
Ashton United FC
Non-league English side Ashton United FC figured they had nothing to lose.
Sure, Nashville SC haven't actually played a game yet in USL and we have a sneaking suspicion that is just a poorly photoshopped image of their coach with Ronaldo. But they might have just the thing to lure Ronaldo: No income taxes.
Boreham Wood FC
Boreham Wood FC from England's fifth tier of soccer might have an ever-so-slightly better chance than the lower division sides, so something around a 0.00000001% chance.
Macclesfield Town might be sitting on a massive pile of cash, but we have a hunch that gif was a sarcastic one.
Nimes Olympique in France's Ligue 2 didn't beg -- they just issued a gif with a wave as if to say, "Hi, we're here in case you're interested."
FC United Manchester
FC United Manchester played coy about their interest, but unless they get some Manchester United money, it's not happening.
Bolton Wanderers declined to join the frenzy and announced they won't be negotiating with Ronaldo. Boy, will they feel like they missed out when he signs for Boreham Wood FC.
Bethlehem Steel FC
Oh man, what a fake out! We can all agree that if Ronaldo comes to the United States, the lower-division affiliate of the Philadelphia Union would be the perfect landing spot.