The phoney war ends tomorrow and the 2013 transfer window finally opens. One story that is likely to rumble on throughout January though probably won’t reach any conclusion, revolves around the future of one Cristiano Ronaldo.
According to The Sun the Portuguese striker has been making noises recently that he is unhappy with his lot at Real Madrid. He has two years left on his contract and suggested that he would not be renewing it. The Sun also reported that he would consider a move back to United, but could they fund the mega bucks deal needed to sign him?
Today’s Sun thinks they could. It says…
If Ronaldo genuinely wants to leave, then Real’s asking price will tumble and players will come into the negotiations. The fee would be around £60m with David de Gea and possibly Nani joining Real.
So does he want to go? Who knows? After all this might just be a ploy to wrangle a few more million pounds a year to stay. If he does want to go then there are very few clubs in the world that could genuinely afford him. Front runners would be Paris St Germain, but Russian team Anzhi Makhachkala would also be in the frame and possibly a Chinese team or two.
And then there’s United. Fergie is apparently still close to the star and The Sun thinks that funded by shirt sales United could breaking the bank and make him an astronomic wage deal. The Sun thinks they could go as high as £300k a week. So would you break the bank to bring Ronaldo back?