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Manchester United Star Begs For Big-Money January Transfer Move

David de Gea has begged the club to resign Cristiano Ronaldo…

Manchester Untied goalkeeper David de Gea has urged club officials to splash the cash on former star Cristiano Ronaldo, and ensure that he makes good on his promise to return to Old Trafford before the end of his career.

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The Spanish stopper concedes that any deal for the Real Madrid icon would be difficult, but would welcome the addition of the World Player of the Year to the United side.

Ronaldo, 29, left United for Madrid in 2009, and has since scored an astonishing 269 goals in 257 games, including 17 strikes in just 11 matches so far during the current campaign.

“Of course I would like Cristiano Ronaldo to come to Manchester United,” said De Gea, who was quoted by the Daily Mail, “but I think it’s difficult.”

United have already bolstered their team heavily during the summer with the £60m capture of Angel di Maria from Madrid, along with Radamel Falcao, who joined from from Monaco, having significantly boosted their attacking options.

The purchase of Ronaldo would likely set them back another £80m, with the European Champions demanding the Red Devils return the fee that the Spanish side paid five years ago.

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