Cristiano Ronaldo is set to make his return to England - but isn't on his way back to Manchester United.
Instead the Portuguese ace intends to visit Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Jose Semedo at watch him play at Hillsborough. The pair are friends from their time together at youth level, and have maintained their relationship despite the fact that their careers have taken very different paths.
He is very keen to come and watch a game,” he told the Sheffield Telegraph. “Cristiano wants to come and watch me play. I have told him all our fans would love to see him here. The fans keep asking me about him.”
Despite the excitement around Sheffield, unfortunately it doesn't look like Ronaldo is going to play for them, or anyone else other than Real Madrid for that matter. The 29-year-old has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months, and Manchester United reportedly want to pounce.
Ronaldo has spoken of his love for Manchester United and admitted an Old Trafford return could be possible - however Real Madrid simply won't sell up. That has led to a spate of reports suggesting that Manchester United may turn their attention to landing his team-mate, Gareth Bale, in a world record £90 million deal.
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Ronaldo has started this season in wonderful form, and has so far scored 16 goals in 8 La Liga games as he looks to help Madrid to the league title and secure the Ballon d'Or for the third time in his career.
Sadly it's not all goals galore for Sheffield Wednesday, who are currently sitting in 12th place in the Championship. Stuart Gray's side haven't won any of their last six league encounters, and will go in search of three points when they take on Charlton this weekend.