If the speculation regarding Cristiano Ronaldo and his wish to leave Real Madrid is true, he might not be seen making a return at Old Trafford, much to the disappointment of several fans.
While the Portuguese forward is still reeling under tax fraud allegations back in Spain, it seems as if he might want to move out of Madrid.
Jose Mourinho, though, seems speculative on the entire deal regarding Ronaldo. While the manager is quite strong-willed towards his move for Alvaro Morata, rumours involving the trio of Morata, David de Gea and Cristiano Ronaldo are quite clearly out of the possibility.
As per Marca, the ex-Real boss’s decision against a move for Cristiano may lie on a layer of various factors, which include his age (32-years-old), a huge transfer bid upwards of €200 million, and a regular wage bill surmounting up to a humongous €25 million per year.
There are also indications that there maybe a psychological reasons behind the reluctance to the move for the superstar. It is understood that when Jose Mourinho left Los Blancos in 2013, it left the club in a bad taste and a minor stint of bad form – leaving a bad atmosphere between the players and Mourinho.
It is also possible that the 52-year-old Portuguese doesn’t believe in Cristiano Ronaldo’s resolve or intent to pull out of the club which just won the Champions League twice in a row.
But a common agent for both Jose and Cristiano, Jorge Mendes, may settle this issue.
On the other hand, this move could have lighted up the way for Manchester United financially, where they are already very strong.
Ed Woodward, the club’s CEO, would have seen this as an opportunity to seal the club’s position on top of the Forbes rich list. Secondary incentives would include club merchandise sales and an increase in reach and revenue, as the player would attract his own fanbase.
With Manchester United out of the question, the path is paved open for Paris Saint-Germain to make an open bid for the Euro 2016 winner. Having already spoken to Jorge Mendes regarding a prospective deal close to €120 million, an official bid may soon be submitted by the Parisian club.
Written by Srivats Venkateswaran
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