According to reports in Spain, Real Madrid have set a mammoth price tag of £157.5m on Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo, who only recently signed a new five-year-contract, has a release clause of £1billion, but reports in Marca continue to claim that he is not happy in Madrid, after being accused of evading £13 million at tax by Spanish Prosecutors.
In addition to that, the Portuguese is also worried about the way the Spanish media has been treating him recently, and as a result, he has informed the Real Madrid hierarchy that he wants to leave this summer.
After knowing his current situation with Los Blancos, Ronaldo’s former club, Manchester United, are in the running to sign the 32-year-old, as Jose Mourinho would relish the chance to work with him again.
There is no denying that Mourinho’s stint at Real Madrid arguably saw the best of Ronaldo, and if the forward is determined to leave Real, he would be more than open to return to the Theatre of Dreams.
The Red Devils have already lost their long-term target Antoine Griezmann due to Atletico Madrid’s transfer embargo, and therefore, signing the four-time Ballon d’Or winner will make them real contenders for Premier League and European glory yet again next season.
Reports in The Sun claim that the legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson could hold the key to him returning to Old Trafford.
Apart from United, French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain, and a few clubs from the Chinese Super League are also being heavily linked with the decorated forward.
Ronaldo is currently on International duty with Portugal, as his national team prepares for this summer’s Confederation Cup
Although Madrid will try and persuade their star player to stay in the coming weeks, there is no doubt that this transfer saga will dominate the headlines throughout the summer.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.