Old Trafford return a distinct possibility for Bernabeu star.
French weekly Le10Sport claim that Man United’s hopes of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo may not be as far fetched as some had suggested.
This source states that once he has secure re-election Florentino Perez will look to plot moves to sell the 28 year old Portuguese international to the highest bidder and will then turn his attention to Santos starlet Neymar, offering the Brazilian the chance to fill Ronaldo’s slot at the Bernabeu side.
LeSport 10 rates Man United’s chance of winning a bidding war for the Real Madrid goal machine as 70%, with PSG being the only other contender. Indeed the Old Trafford side may look to bring in a big name signing as a statement of intent from a side clearly having to make up for the loss of Sir Alex Ferguson. Clearly such a move would be all the more necessary if David Moyes fails to persuade Wayne Rooney from leaving the club this summer.
Real Madrid believe they could edge Barcelona in the race for Neymar if they were to make it clear to the youngster that he would be the club’s main ‘Marquee’ asset whilst perhaps at the Nou Camp he could be considered as merely support for Lionel Messi, who is nonetheless apparently a player the Santos man is said to be keen to play alongside.
Ronaldo could well be tempted by a move back to Man United if he were indeed to leave Real Madrid though one imagines that the Premier League champions would have to fork out a sum similar to the £80m they received for the player back in 2009.
Sport Witness points out the possibility that Nike, and other Manchester United sponsors, could help fund any Ronaldo deal as it would be mutually beneficial to all parties to do so.
Ronaldo has scored a phenomenal 201 goals in 199 appearances for Real Madrid but has little to show for his efforts in tangible silverware terms so that could also be a factor in whether a move to Man United could indeed occur.
Cristiano Ronaldo has just over two years to run on his current Real Madrid deal and has thus far failed to get close to agreeing terms on a new contract which could also lead to offers for the attacker being considered.