Sir Alex Ferguson claimed that his star player wasn’t going anywhere this summer, although the Scot now appears to have conceded defeat in terms of trying to keep Cristiano Ronaldo – or at least the owners of Manchester United have.
The Daily Telegraph report that the Portuguese forward’s Old Trafford career is on the verge of coming to an end, after the Glazers have apparently consented to a discussion with Real Madrid over the sale of the player. Nevertheless, the fun could yet be about to start when the two clubs decide to haggle over a price!
Manchester United’s owners, the Glazer family, are set to enter negotiations with Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to reports.
Spanish newspaper Marca today claimed that sources close to the Americans, who bought the Old Trafford club in 2004, said that the Glazers have “agreed to the operation”, fearing Ronaldo’s value will decrease if they hold onto him.
So that makes two Manchester owners who might need a bit of PR help. Ah yes, there’s the profit margin for the Old Trafford owners to consider, especially as they took the club into millions of debt when acquiring Manchester United a few seasons ago. The Red Devils have been accused of holding the player against his will by Sepp Blatter, but is this a sign that they’re ready to finally let go of their prize asset for a hefty fee?
Will Manchester United be the same force next season without their star player? Surely not…