Spanish journalist Guillem Balague reports that Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo would ‘love to play for Manchester United again.’
In a question and answer session conducted through Bleacher Report’s Twitter account, Balague revealed that Ronaldo would be open to rejoining Manchester United.
The Portugal international left United for Real Madrid for a then-world record £80m fee, and he’s gone on to become the best player in the world.
A return to Old Trafford?
Several newspapers have linked United with a shock move for the Real Madrid star, although the player’s agent Jorge Mendes has said that Ronaldo intends to retire at the Bernabeu.
However, Balague is not buying the agent’s line and hints that it may just be a negotiating tactic ahead of a potential showdown between Ronaldo and Real Madrid next summer.
When asked whether he thought Ronaldo’s agent was right regarding the player’s retirement plans, Balague tweeted: “Are you SURPRISED an agent said that?”
He then went on to add: “Ronaldo would LOVE to play for #MUFC again at some point.”
Worth the money?
Having spent £150m over the summer, United have shown that they’re willing to spend big to get themselves back to the top table of European football.
A move for Ronaldo would send shockwaves through world football, although seeing as Ronaldo turns 30 in February, it may not be the wisest move if Real Madrid are looking for around £80m.