Whether Manchester City put in a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo or not, the superstar is on sale for a staggering £150 million after problems between Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho surfaced, according to the Daily Mail.
Real Madrid club president Florentino Perez is reportedly willing to listen to offers for the former Manchester United superstar, with Jose Mourinho refusing to work with Ronaldo.
Real Madrid purchased Ronaldo for a world record fee of £80 million from Manchester United in 2009, and over the last two years the Portugese star has scored barrels of goals for the Spanish giants. Ronaldo scored the winner in extra time as Madrid took the Cope del Rey trophy from Barcelona this year, but his striking power wasn’t enough to take Madrid past their rivals in La Liga or the Champions League.
Manchester United’s bitter cross town rivals City have emerged as favourites to consider purchasing Ronaldo, with the Eastlands club seen to be one of the few sides that could afford the mammoth £150 million price tag. City have so far denied the reports.
After Real Madrid went down to Barcelona in the Champions League semi final, Ronaldo criticised Mourinho’s tactics, saying while he went along with the ‘Special One’s’ system, he wasn’t happy about it.
“I don’t like it, but I have to adapt because that is the way it is,” Ronaldo said.
The striker was subsequently dropped from the Real Madrid squad for the following game.