Old Trafford side may elect to end pursuit of Bernabeu attacker.
Man United are reportedly set to give up their pursuit of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo with the cost of such a deal proving too steep for the Old Trafford side according to the Daily Mail.
By all accounts the Portuguese international turned down a chance to re-sign for Man United a year ago and with the player nearing his 30th birthday the club can not justify the huge costs associated with a move for the two time Balon d’Or winner now.
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Real Madrid are set to announce debts of nearly £400m at their AGM on Sunday and may well feel the need to cash in on a player or two to help balance the books.
This source believes Man United would have to fork out around £120m to bring in Ronaldo, that sum including the fee to sign the player as well as covering his £300k a week salary demands, and given Louis van Gaal has just spent £150m on new players this summer it appears that a move for the Real Madrid man is a step too far.
That said, Man United are seemingly ‘in the clear’ to attempt such a move with AS Monaco, Ronaldo’s other prospective suitors, with the big spending Ligue 1 side no longer able to consider such a move.
Ronaldo’s hat-trick away at Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday brought his tally of Real Madrid goals to an astonishing 260 in 253 appearances.