Red Devils quoted ridiculous price to bring fan favourite back to Old Trafford.
Manchester United have been told that they must pay an astonishing €1billion to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid, according to the Daily Star.
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That’s according to his agent Jorge Mendes, who revealed his client’s staggering release clause to the Spanish press last week.
United have been consistently linked with making a move for the 29-year-old since the beginning of the summer transfer window, and though no deal was struck the club have been tipped to make a return for him in the new year.
However, that deal now looks dead in the water as Mendes claims that United will have to shell out €1billion (£800m) if they want to prize him away from the Spanish capital.
“In addition to being the best footballer in history, he is the greatest athlete of all time,” Mendes said.
“You cannot compare him with anyone.
“He is the best player in the biggest sport in the world, in which there is more competition than in any other. For that reason, he is the best sportsman in the world.”
“The price that is stated in his release clause – €1bn.”
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