Old Trafford side linked with surprise move for unhappy Bernabeu star.
Ron raid: Fergie asks United to bring back Ronaldo… whatever it takes
Portuguese superstar has had a hissy fit at Real Madrid and a return to Old Trafford could be on the cards if the manager gets his way
Sir Alex Ferguson will ask Manchester United to pay whatever it takes to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Ferguson is anxious to discover whether the Portuguese superstar is serious about wanting to quit Real Madrid.
Just three years ago Ronaldo joined Real in a world-record £80million deal from United.
Now, if he really wants out, Ferguson will ask the Glazer family – who own United – to do everything in their power to re-sign the 27-year-old.
Reports in Spain have suggested Ronaldo’s unhappiness is being caused by Real’s refusal to hand him a new contract worth a staggering £500,000-a-week. But sources close to the player have countered that he has been hurt by a lack of respect from team-mates.
A United source said: “The manager made it clear when Ronaldo joined Real that if he ever left the Bernabeu he should return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has an £800m buy-out clause in his contract but Real president Florentino Perez is so angry with the lack of respect the winger has shown that it has been muted he will consider anything in excess of £100million.
That would really test Ferguson’s claim that United’s owners have never turned him down when it comes to transfer targets.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Talk of an apparently unhappy Cristiano Ronaldo has led to a mountain of speculation that the Real Madrid attacker wants to leave the Bernabeu, but could that really happen? The 27 year old goal machine went on something of a sulk-fit during the La Liga giants last fixture, refusing to get too excited about the two goals he scored and basically cutting a rather forlorn figure.
It seems that Real president Florentino Perez may well be upset with matters but that doesn’t mean he would be ready to offload the Portuguese international, he is after all the club’s prized asset and arguably the type of player Jose Mourinho can’t do without.
Having netted an astonishing 150 goals in 149 appearances for Real Madrid since his £80m move to the Spanish capital there seems little chance Perez would sanction a sale, unless of course the situation led to the former Man United man demanding an exit, something he doesn’t appear all that near pushing for just yet.
One has to also wonder if Man United’s board would be willing to churn out the type of sums a move for Ronaldo would require. This source rightfully states that the Glazers have on the whole handed Sir Alex Ferguson the money to bring in the targets he requested but this is an entirely different ball-park.
Would Old Trafford’s American owners be ready to fork out £100m plus for the player and then hand the player the £500k a week contract he demands? A contract that would then have a snowball effect of leaving all other Man United stars asking for a pay hike.
Clearly a successful move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man United would be a huge statement of intent, especially as it would appear that only the likes of Man City, Chelsea and perhaps PSG would appear to be ready to launch such moves at present, but how likely is such a move to come to fruition?
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