Bernabeu attacker strongly linked with Old Trafford return.
Return of the king? United alerted as Ronaldo looks set to reject new deal at Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to turn down the offer of a contract extension at Real Madrid, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
The reigning La Liga champions are prepared to offer the Portuguese an improved deal that would keep him at the club until 2018 – reported to be worth between €10m and €15m per year.
Ronaldo has previously suggested he is unhappy in Madrid with AS claiming he does not feel supported by the club and will leave the Bernabeu when his current contract expires in 2015.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Speculation is certainly growing over Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Real Madrid and this has inevitably led to talk of a possible return to Man United.
Whilst the issue of Ronaldo’s reluctance to sign a new contract, if true, is perhaps a little worrying for the Spanish giants it clearly is not a huge concern given the player has two and a half years to run on his current deal. This gives Real Madrid time to either resolve any potential problems or in turn helps them bargain for a mammoth price should they elect to sell the 27 year old.
Cristiano Ronaldo has notched up a phenomenal 169 goals in 170 matches since his £80m move to Real Madrid and is a player Real Madrid can ill afford to lose.
The former Man United man virtually led Jose Mourinho’s side to a La Liga title single-handedly and even though they are 16 points off Barcelona this term Ronaldo has been scoring regularly.
If Sir Alex Ferguson were to consider moves to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford he would first need to convince the club’s owners to foot the bill for such an exercise and it would surely cost in excess of £100m to land the prolific forward. Is that a fee the Glazers are willing, or indeed able, to pay?
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