3-time Balon d’or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo has always hinted at a return to Manchester United before he calls it quit on his playing career. And that return had always seemed nearer in recent seasons. Having spent 7 seasons at the Santiago Bernabeu following his record-breaking arrival from Old Trafford, a move away from the Spanish giants is on the books. Despite recent claims that a new 5-year deal could be offered to him at Real Madrid, the club still have their reservations concerning his form that could head South sooner than later.
And they wouldn’t hesitate to sell him for a huge fees if the suitors come. But Manchester United won’t be part of those suitors as confirmed by Don Balon. Reason being that the 31-year-old prolific goal machine won’t arrive for cheap, and he would of course get as much or higher than Wayne Rooney, who currently earns 250,000 Pounds per week. Questions have also been raised over his recent form, with the Portuguese skipper having had some low points during some games. The Red Devils aren’t willing to invest in someone who is bound to drop from his peak abilities soon.
They are rather keen to invest in younger players who will be long-term assets to the club. A PSG-move for Ronaldo seems to have hit the rock as he has claimed he wouldn’t like to play in a lesser league. PSG have been the sole champions in France for 4 straight seasons, winning each title with very little resistance from other sides. Ronaldo will likely remain in Madrid for the time being going by the latest developments in the 3 clubs linked with him. However, the Summer transfer window might present different options.