Speculation about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo and a potential return to Manchester United shows no sign of abating, despite the player himself having recently moved to quell rumours he could depart the Santiago Bernabeu.
Ronaldo has been extensively linked with a move to Old Trafford having supposedly become unsettled in Madrid after a summer of questionable departures, one of which saw the much valued Angel di Maria move to Manchester.
Manchester United are reported to have already calculated how much it will cost for them to be able to re-sign Ronaldo, who left five years ago, and are prepared to make an approach if given an indication that Madrid are prepared to do business.
A potential transfer fee of £60 million has been mentioned, while Manchester United would have to commit to at least £79 million in wages over the duration of a proposed four-year contract.
There have been reports that there is a very real chance of this transfer happening, although Manchester United may have to wait until 2016 for it to actually happen.
There are a multitude of reasons why this is a deal that would make sense for the parties involved, and here are five of them…
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