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Etihad Stadium side want Bernabeu man. Premier League side set to offer a mouthwatering £500k a week salary offer to 27 year old Portuguese international.
Manchester City ready to launch sensational bid to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer
Abu Dhabi powerbrokers willing to match £80 million world-record transfer fee and sanction salary of between £400,000-a-week and £500,000-a-week to land Portuguese icon
Manchester City are ready to deliver a sensational package to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer, Goal.com can reveal.
The Premier League club are understood to be willing to match the world-record transfer fee of £80 million that Real paid Manchester United for Ronaldo in 2009, and wages of between £400,000-a-week and £500,000-a-week to land the Portuguese icon.
Sources in both Manchester and Spain have told Goal.com that there has been contact between intermediaries in recent weeks to gauge the player’s interest in returning to Manchester and the early indications from the 27-year-old’s camp is that he could be open to a transfer that would send shockwaves through football.
This is quite an offer, but will it succeed?
Man City may well feel that even though Roberto Mancini has spent a huge sum of money that they are still short of what is needed in order to secure major honours and perhaps the Etihad Stadium side’s mega rich owners feel they need another marquee signing to bring them one step nearer to their intended goals, in which case a move for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly a move in the right direction.
However it seems highly unlikely that the Portuguese international would consider a move back to the Premier League to join any other side except Man United, let alone their local rivals.
One wonders also how such a massive offer would fare given UEFA’s incoming FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines, which are intended to keep club’s spending within their means.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a huge success at the Bernebeu, notching up 131 goals in 132 goals in all competitions and becoming the fastest player in the history of La Liga to reach 100 goals in the process.
Jose Mourinho will hope to end Barcelona’s run of domestic and continental success this term and it seems unlikely that the Spanish giants will be willing to lose such a mercurial talent as the 27 year old attacker, regardless of how much Man City throw at them.