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For Manchester United, one team’s rejected bid is another team’s spark of hope as Real Madrid recently turned down a massive bid for the Red Devils’ No. 1 target: Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to the Daily Mail, Real Madrid rejected a £85 million bid for Ronaldo from Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain. Since having spending sanctions against them lifted, PSG have gone out of their way to chase the most expensive talent on the market – including Man United’s £59.7 million flop Angel Di Maria. But with Ronaldo continuing to hold the crown as the top scoring threat in Europe, £85 million is a bit small considering Real Madrid bought him from Man United for £80 million back in 2009 – not to mention Ronaldo is still in his prime.
The Daily Mail reported that they received their initial report from a Spanish newspaper which quoted Arab sources – but the paper did not indicate if any of the sources were members of or close to members of PSG’s Qatari ownership.
Along with Man United and Man City, PSG are considered one of the few teams who could afford a transfer for Ronaldo at almost any market price.
A breakout star with Man United in 2006, Ronaldo led the Red Devils to three consecutive Premier League championships and countless accolades before a record-setting sale to Real Madrid in 2009. Since joining the La Liga club, Ronaldo has been virtually unstoppable, scoring 225 goals in just 200 appearances and recording 31 hat tricks. He has scored 50+ goals in each of the last five seasons.