Cristiano Ronaldo tipped for Premier League return by close pal

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Jose Semedo, close friend of Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, has tipped his mate to return to the Premier League before his career ends.

Ronaldo, who enjoyed a successful spell at Manchester United, is reportedly a keen fan of English football and, if Semedo’s word is anything to go by, will be back before he hangs up his boots.

“He is very happy at Real Madrid and he loves English football,” Semedo began, speaking on talkSPORT’s Drivetime radio show, “he loves English people and deep down I think he will come back to England.

“[He doesn’t want to] finish his career without coming back to England,” Sheffield Wednesday’s Semedo continued.

“He said he would wish Real Madrid is in England, but that is not possible, so I believe he would end his career in English football.”

Semedo and Ronaldo have been close since their youth-team days, as they both emerged at Sporting Lisbon, where they learned their trade together before Ronaldo moved to Manchester United in 2003.

While the Portuguese forward’s talent was undoubted even then, he has gone on to become a household name and one of the sport’s most recognisable faces.

During his time at United under Sir Alex Ferguson he won the Premier League title three times, lifted the FA Cup once, the League Cup twice and won the Champions League in 2008 as part of a stunning Red Devils side.

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After moving to Real Madrid in 2009, Ronaldo has achieved even greater success; he has won the Ballon d’Or, lifted the Spanish title in 2012, and helped Real to ‘La Decima’, their tenth Champions League crown, in 2014.

Speaking to talkSPORT [via the Express] earlier this month, Manchester United legend David Beckham—Ronaldo’s predecessor at Old Trafford—expressed his desire to see the Portuguese superstar back with the Red Devils.

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