Manchester United close in on deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid, with transfer talks already underway.
Manchester United are already in talks with Cristiano Ronaldo’s entourage to bring the Portuguese superstar back to Old Trafford, according to the Daily Star.
The Red Devils signed Ronaldo for £12.25 million in 2003, and the lanky teenager soon developed into a world class athlete, before transferring to Real Madrid for a world record fee of £80 million in summer 2009.
Ronaldo has been an unmitigated success in the Spanish capital, scoring a frankly ludicrous 201 goals in 199 appearances for Real Madrid, but whilst his individual performances are clearly impressive, his trophy count does not come close to matching his tally at Old Trafford.
The 28 year-old has won just a single La Liga title, Copa Del Rey and Supercopa de Espana with Real Madrid, compared to three Premier Leagues, an FA Cup, two League Cups, an FA Community Shield, one UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Club World Cup with Manchester United.
Although Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer in charge of the Red Devils, the Daily Star report that Ronaldo has signalled an interest in returning to England to play under David Moyes, and that United chief executive Ed Woodward has held discussions with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.