Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo dreams of returning to Manchester United, according to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague.
In a question and answer session, as reported by Sky Sports, Balague has revealed that 'everything is ready' for the Portuguese superstar to return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo, of course, departed Manchester in favour of a stunning £80 million move to the Bernabeu back in 2009. The forward has gone from strength-to-strength in Madrid, having secured back-to-back Ballon d'Or awards in the last two seasons.
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It's far from certain as to whether he will ever make an emotional return to the Theatre of Dreams, but Balague doesn't think it would be such a good idea.
When asked whether he thinks Ronaldo will return to United, Balague stated: "As I have said for months, everything is ready for him to go back. All the finances are in place if he decides to join them.
"But... in my eyes, it doesn't make sense at all for him to go back. He is a different player, United is a different club.
"He does dream of going back but I am pretty sure that if given the choice of PSG, another top European club or United, he might realise going back is not the greatest of ideas. He will have to fight with his own shadow. I feel before next summer Ronaldo will have to think about his future carefully."
Ronaldo may well be approaching the latter stages of his career, but he remains one of the best players in world football. Under Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford, United appear to be in a period of transition, but the signing of their former superstar would completely change the dynamics of the squad.
The Real Madrid ace still has a number of years ahead of him at the top, but it's starting to look unlikely that he will ever star in England's elite division again. The homecoming of Ronaldo would prove a dream come true for the majority of Manchester United fans, but it's something that may never quite transpire.
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