Respected Spanish football punit Guillem Balague believes that La Liga giants Real Madrid are already preparing for life without Cristiano Ronaldo and have a deal in place to move him on next summer, according to the Metro.
Balague has just completed the writing of Ronaldo’s biography, and believes that Real have already negotiated a deal with French big spenders Paris Saint Germain for a move to happen at the end of the current campaign (via Metro).
Ronaldo will turn 31 in February, and during his time in Spain has collected every major trophy there is to win as well as breaking the club’s all-time goalscoring record, which had been previously set by club legend Raul.
And Balague believes Madrid president Florentino Perez is ready to cash in on the phenom before he gets too old.
“Next he’s [Ronaldo] leaving Real Madrid,” Balague said. “The strategy is in place from his people to leave this summer, if the money is there and Paris Saint-Germain are willing to pay it and Real Madrid feel it is the right time to let him go.”
Manchester United fans had been hoping that he would return to Old Trafford, but Balague claims going back to England would be impractical.
“He idolises Manchester United. The fans, the atmosphere and the club, but the club is in a different place now.
“But why would they spend €125million, plus playing him 20-odd million per year, why would they do that at this stage?
“PSG are willing to pay for him, he is happy to move on when he feels the time is right, but remember what happened at Manchester United, where he wanted to leave a year before he actually did, so if it’s not this summer it’ll be next summer.”
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