Real Madrid are preparing themselves for bids over £157 million from four clubs for their talisman, Cristiano Ronaldo.
After ending his already fantabulous season on a high, the player is in hot form right now. Scoring a brace in the 4-1 riot over Juventus in the Champions League final, he helped Real Madrid seal a second consecutive UEFA Champions League trophy, and their third in four years.
As per Portuguese outlet A Bola, these clubs might put Real Madrid in a predicament with such a high valued bid proposition. While Los Blancos would not want their 4-time Ballon D’Or winner to leave the club, it would be a very interesting situation when looked from a financial viewpoint.
The Portuguese captain is already 32 years old. While he has achieved legendary status for his club and the sport of football, Real Madrid might almost double their money in comparison to the £80 million they paid to bring the player to Bernabeu from Manchester United.
Despite a hectic schedule, Cristiano has flown over to Latvia for the Portuguese National Team’s World Cup qualifier. The game is to be played on Friday, and with the forward flying to Madrid on Sunday, he only had 2 days of peace before flying again for his nation.
Since Manchester United’s serious bid for Antoine Griezmann fell flat, they have been looking at several attacking positions to compensate for the apparent lack of prowess they have displayed in the final third last season.
And now, Ronaldo could be second in a series of players making a return to Old Trafford, after Paul Pogba’s transfer last season. And if jersey sales are anything to go by, his reputation is enough to earn a significant amount back on shirt sales.
Paris Saint-Germain, on the other hand, are looking for a big transfer to rejuvenate their team. Having finished second to Monaco in Ligue 1, they seek to fight for the title again next season, which would mean an upgrade in the squad.
Monaco themselves are in for a different set of problems after winning the league title. With many of their best players expected to leave for better opportunities elsewhere in Europe, the club will have to string together and try to keep them at home.
Ronaldo has enjoyed an unparalleled career ever since his move to Spain from England, which includes winning 3 Champions League trophies, 2 La Liga titles, and 2 Copa del Rey trophies, apart from 2 Club World Cups.
The forward has put his name among the greats, after scoring an amazing 406 goals in 394 games for the reigning Spanish and European Champions. His brace in Cardiff last Saturday put his overall career goal tally at 600, and he was also instrumental in Portuguese National team’s incredible Euro 2016 victory.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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