Unhappy Bernabeu attacker linked with interest from big spending trio.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s unexpected declaration of sadness was widely interpreted as a cry for wealth.
Ronaldo refused to celebrate his goals for Real Madrid on Sunday and revealed after the game that he was feeling sad for professional reasons, rather than personal ones.
‘The people here know why,’ he added, taken to be a nod towards the Real hierarchy but seemingly designed to trigger a broader debate about whether it might be the opening move of an exit strategy.
Those clubs rich enough to consider paying the £100million buy-out clause to release him from a contract with three years to run and then meet wage demands likely to start at around £1m a month will certainly have had their interest pricked.
But this is a very exclusive group, consisting of those clubs bankrolled by bottomless pits of petrodollars, such as Manchester City and Paris St Germain, and possibly Chelsea, depending on which side of the bed Roman Abramovich got out of.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
It would be a truly massive surprise if Cristiano Ronaldo looked to push for a Real Madrid exit and even bigger shock if he were to return to the Premier League to join any other side than his previous club Man United.
Yes Chelsea, Man City and PSG may be the only sides willing to fork out £100m to sign the Portuguese international but Real Madrid would surely look to rectify any issue the 27 year old has before listening to offers for the talented goal machine.
Man United got a whopping £80m from the sale of Ronaldo three years ago and arguably his stock will have risen significantly given the form he has displayed over the past three seasons.
The Real Madrid man has racked up an astonishing 150 goals from 149 appearances for the Bernabeu side and last term helped to steer Jose Mourinho’s side to a La Liga title.
A move to Man City just isn’t going to happen and a move to Chelsea seems similarly unlikely but perhaps if Ronaldo did ever choose to leave Real Madrid then a move to join big spending PSG is a plausible option. Carlo Ancelotti has spent over £120m on new players this term as the Ligue 1 side’s Qatari owners look to build a side that can challenge for both domestic and continental honours.
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