Manchester United may not reciprocate Ronaldo interest

Date published: Thursday 21st April 2016 1:48

Ronaldo Red reunion on hold?

Cristiano Ronaldo may be in favour a shock return to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports, but interest may not be mutual.

Spanish news outlet Don Balon say that the former Manchester United player has been in contact with his agent, asking him to manufacture a move back to Manchester.

This would put the Red Devils in pole position should the Portuguese international choose to leave the Bernabeu in the summer.

Back in November, his agent Jorge Mendes reportedly told Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain that a move for the winger was ‘impossible’ as he would end his career in Madrid. Rumours also surfaced around the same time that Ronaldo may be re-acquainted with old boss Jose Mourinho in Paris.

The links continued and last week French newspaper Le Parisien stated that the two-time Ballon d’Or winner had met with Paris St-Germain’s chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, forcing Ronaldo’s camp to deny the claims.

Speaking on BT Sport in November, former Newcastle United man David Ginola said he believed Ronaldo would be in Paris for next season.

“I think he (Ronaldo) needs a new challenge,” said Ginola. “I see Ronaldo being in Paris next year. Because they have the money and in terms of the challenge to win the Champions League.

“I know the Qatari investors would like to have Ronaldo at the club, no matter how much it will cost, they will pay for it. And I can also see Mourinho as the next manager of the team. So I think there’s going to be a lot of Portuguese in Paris.”

However Don Balon report that Ronaldo has ‘no intentions’ of moving to PSG due to the slow pace of Ligue 1, ruling a move there off the cards.

So, that leaves a return to Manchester United as a distinct possibility should that be his wish.

It may not be that straightforward however, as Don Balon say that the interest between the club and player may not be mutual, as United have concerns over the financial package involved with bringing the 31-year-old back.

They believe his abilities will begin to decline soon, and subsequently may prefer to invest in more promising young players rather than seal a deal that could be financially crippling for the long-term ambitions of the club.

This may force Ronaldo to sign the five-year extension that El Confidencial say was offered to him earlier in the week.

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    Cristiano Ronaldo may be in favour a shock return to Old Trafford this summer, according to reports, although interest may not be mutual.

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    Quality player, but the fee may not be worth it and you never know just how long he will go on for.



    If,and it is a very big if,the actual opportunity of CR7 returning would arise,it would be overwhelmingly to the club’s advantage any which way you want to put it.

    Financially,which is the most aspect firstly considered,it is rubber stamped and dusted before even any thing officially is stated.

    The age risk,while being real, is also non arguable, considering the unique type of athlete Ronaldo is and therefore posses more than enough ‘odds’ in his favour surpassing those against.[It has happened at the club in the past and it is still happening now with extended contracts].

    Another big factor is his knowledge of English football.

    Even if one makes allowances for the player losing some of his original gold dust each passing year,Ronaldo’s dust will keep on shining more than all the rest.

    And can somebody nominate a better player at United so far based on today’s merits ?

    No doubting which camp am in. One big obstacle though,,,Jose //



    How about Depay,Young,Valencia,Mata,are sacrificed to make room for CR7 and his wages,not that United would struggle to afford him,just saying it!.



    Sacrificed ? With all due respect to the mentioned players,it would be the real deal and one worthy of an excellent CEO.Too bad it is only in our dreams.



    Having United would also entice other quality players to join him. The club players and manager all contribute to bringing a star player. Ronaldo would be worth the gamble. His still one of the best in the world and there’s nobody in our team that even come close to him regardless of his age.

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