According to Sky Sports News, former Manchester United hero Cristiano Ronaldo has his heart set on a return to Old Trafford – but not for another two years. Ronaldo has enjoyed his time in the Spanish capital, and rather incredibly he still has a ratio of better than a goal a game.
Ronaldo would be almost 32 in two years time, and his best days will certainly be behind him. Surely he’d still be able to do a good job though? He’s a world class player, and one of the best we’ve seen in our lifetime. Surely he’d be worth it for the shirt sales alone.
Sky Sports’ News Guillem Balague said:
“It is quite clear that Manchester United are letting all this continue because they are interested in Cristiano Ronaldo.
“Cristiano Ronaldo dreams and would like to go back to Manchester United. It’s just the timing which I think people are getting wrong.
“People want this to happen in January, if possible. It’s not going to happen. In the summer? I don’t think it’s going to happen. Real Madrid have got no intention whatsoever of selling Cristiano Ronaldo next summer.
“In two years’ time I would say yes, that is possibly the time when he will be 31 going on 32, for Real Madrid to say: ‘OK, if we can cash in on him, brilliant. He has done a lot for us, but that’s it, time to move on.
“I don’t think it’s going to happen this summer. People will have to be a little bit more patient.”
Its interesting that this has come from Guillem Balague, as he has usually been correct in terms of transfers from Spain to England. Most recently he was the first to break the Angel Di Maria to Manchester United move, indicating his sources between the two clubs are usually quite accurate.
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