Portuguese international set for emotional Old Trafford return?
Man United are reportedly ‘close to securing’ a deal to re-sign Real Madrid goal machine according to the Daily Mail.
As David Moyes prepares to take over at Old Trafford and speculation over Wayne Rooney’s future at the club increases it appears that the Premier League title holders are confident they can lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club that helped launch the Portuguese international’s career.
Outgoing chief executive David Gill is said to have been in meetings with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes in Madrid and this source claims that Man United believe they secure a deal to bring the goal machine back to the club this summer.
Given that the loss of Sir Alex Ferguson will hit the club hard it makes sense that Man United would look to re-assert themselves in some fashion and any move to sign one of the world’s best players would clearly help in that regard and with Ronaldo having just over two years on his current contract to run, and with no new deal being near to secured, there is a decent chance that a big offer could be considered by the Spanish giants.
Man United sold Ronaldo to Real Madrid for a world record £80m in 2009 and though in four seasons at the Bernabeu the La Liga side have won just one domestic title and a Copa del Rey there is no denying the impact the talented attacker has made in Spain.
His astonishing record of 200 goals in 197 appearances is mind boggling but with Jose Mourino’s future at Real Madrid up in the air there is perhaps a possibility that Ronaldo would feel that now is the right time for a new challenge.