Portuguese superstar could return to Old Trafford next summer.
CRISTIANO RONALDO has waited 11 months for Real Madrid to give him a new deal — now he can force his way out in the summer.
Just like he did when he was at Manchester United.
And it’s ironic how the Ronaldo story can come full circle as boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants the prodigal son back at Old Trafford.
This summer, Ronaldo will have two years left on his contract.
Snub a new deal and, get-out clause or not, Madrid will have to accept a much lower fee.
The winger was promised a new contract himself in January by Real president Florentino Perez.
But it has yet to be signed and last week Madrid were playing catch-up, saying Ronaldo will get a six-year deal worth up to £25m a season.
It may be too late. Ronaldo has told former United team-mates he wants to return and Madrid officials have already discussed a transfer fee they would accept — around £122m.
Sweet revenge is looming and Ferguson may yet pull off the most stunning coup of all time.
SOURCE: The Sun
There is growing speculation that Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a sensational move back to Manchester United.
All is not well at the Bernabeu for the Portuguese superstar. Having clinched the La Liga title last term, Ronaldo must have hoped that Real Madrid would build on that success and wrestle domestic control from arch-rivals Barcelona; that has not proven the case.
Head-coach Jose Mourinho, the one man Ronaldo respects and trusts above all at Real, is looking increasing likely to lose his job, with his side a whopping 16 points off the title pace, while Ronaldo is growing angry the lack of contract talks in the Spanish capital.
Underpinning the drawn out contract negotiations are changes to Spanish tax laws, with income tax set to increase from 24 per cent to 52 per cent per year, meaning Real will have to double the 27-year-old’s wages to keep his take-home pay the same.
This may lead to the Spanish giants considering mammoth offers for a player who has been a superb servant to the club for the past three-and-a-half years, during which time the Portuguese international has netted an astonishing 169 goals in 170 appearances.
Whilst an outlay of £122m is a huge price for United to pay, it may be one that could be justified financially on the grounds that Ronaldo could bring in a kings ransom in the way of sponsorship tie-ins, shirt sales and other merchandising benefits.
Above all else, any successful moves by the Glazer family to bring the former supporters’ favourite back to Old Trafford would give them a hefty public relations boost that could help win over a fan-base that still doesn’t appear to value their presence at the Premier League club.
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