United not convinced that Ronaldo is worth necessary £120m package.
Manchester United are not willing to break the bank for Cristiano Ronaldo, report the Mail, because the Ballon D’Or holder snubbed the chance to return to Old Trafford last year in favour of penning an improved deal at the Bernabeu.
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Plenty of rumours so far this summer have linked former Old Trafford favourite Ronaldo with a return to United, possibly next summer, due to the player’s growing disillusionment with life in Madrid – but this new report suggests that United are unwilling to finance a package worth £120 million for a player who spurned tentative United advances last summer to pen a new five-year deal with Real.
If United are to do a deal it seems as though they will be keen to do so on their terms, perhaps taking advantage of the financial situation at Real, a club who announced debts of almost £500m recently and are reliant on continued success to balance the books.
It is suggested that Real would demand a fee of £60m for the player next summer, a reasonable deal for one of the two best players on the planet but a huge outlay considering that Ronaldo is approach 30 and would command wages in the region of £300k per week.