Gareth Bale’s seemingly imminent transfer to Real Madrid could be just the thing that triggers the return of the great Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League, with his likely destination being old favourites Manchester United.
Bale’s attacking prowess has been compared to Ronaldo constantly over the last few seasons, and many are questioning whether the two attacking midfielders could fit into the same team.
Bale will become the jewel in Madrid’s crown if the proposed €100 million deal goes through before deadline day on 31st August, and this has the possibility of knocking Ronaldo’s nose out of shape.
Their playing styles are very similar, and it is no secret that Ronaldo has been a long admirer of United since his £80 million transfer from them to Madrid in 2009, and it has since been speculated that he would make a triumphant return when his contract runs out in June 2015.
However, one of the main reasons Cristiano Ronaldo would return to United, is the presence of Sir Alex Ferguson and the fact he remained one of the best managers in the world until his retirement.
With David Moyes now in charge, the Portuguese star might be put off on a return to Old Trafford and consider other options, as just about every top club in Europe would love a chance at nicking his signature from the Spanish giants.
As a current board member, Ferguson would still have a hand in the transfer, and could lend his experience and friendship with Ronaldo to help with the capture, but without the chance to play under him week in week out the star might be persuaded otherwise.
Gareth Bale has flown to Spanish resort Marbella, as his record transfer is eased through and Madrid prepare the unveiling, according to The Independent earlier today.
The rest is yet to be confirmed, however one thing is for sure; Real Madrid have a lot of world class stars, and ego’s.
And with the arrival of the most expensive player in football history, a few famous faces, including Cristiano Ronaldo, could be on their way out of the club in the near future.
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