Portuguese superstar’s long-term future in Spain is not certain by any means.
Premier League champions Manchester United are hoping to re-sign their former winger Cristiano Ronaldo back from Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to reports in the Sun, with Javier Hernandez potentially heading the opposite direction.
Portugal international superstar Ronaldo, now considered to be one of the two best players in the world along with FC Barcelona attacker Lionel Messi, left Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in a world-record deal worth £80 million in 2009.
However, with the 28-year-old’s contract in the Spanish capital expiring in two years’ time and there still to be an agreement in place for the player to extend that deal, there is hope at United that they may be able to lure their former star back to the north west this summer.
Ronaldo has scored a quite incredible 143 goals in only 132 Liga matches for Los Blancos, and 199 goals in just 196 games in all competitions for Madrid, and it is form in front of goal like that which could see United break the bank for the Portuguese.
As for Hernandez, the Sun state that Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez is wanted by Real Madrid regardless of a Ronaldo deal, and value him at £25m, but Manchester United hope to use that figure to their advantage and combine the two transfers to reduce their target’s price.