Ronaldo 'offers himself to Barcelona and has contacted Xavi and Pique over transfer exit as he's unhappy' at Man Utd

CRISTIANO RONALDO has offered himself to Barcelona as he is unhappy at Manchester United, according to reports.

The Portuguese superstar is said to have contacted Barca centre-back Gerard Pique and asked him to speak to Nou Camp boss Xavi about a move.

His agent Jorge Mendes is also already negotiating terms with Barca president Joan Laporta, according to Mundo Deportivo.

Ronnie is aware the cash-strapped Catalans are looking for a goalscorer.

He is said to have contacted Xavi 'a few days ago' thanks to an introduction by his former United team-mate Pique.

Mendes has a good relationship with Laporta and the pair are already discussing the viability of the move.

Several high-profile Barca execs were said to have thought the transfer of the Real Madrid legend was a joke when they first heard.

Ronaldo is said to be unhappy at Old Trafford with the team still struggling despite his added goals.

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The 36-year-old is also said to be unconvinced by Ralf Rangnick's methods.

Pique reportedly conveyed Ronnie's thoughts to Xavi.

And the Barca boss is said to have replied: "Goals and experience he can give us, it is unquestionable."

But the former midfield maestro asked the defender to go back and check where Ronaldo wants to play.

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And in what would be a dramatic twist, Pique also asked Lionel Messi if his arch-nemesis could rent his house from him if Ronaldo joined.

Ronaldo most recently played at the Nou Camp with Juventus last year.

He scored two penalties taking his total number of career goals against Barcelona to a staggering 34.

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