Manchester United board is considering the possibility of reuniting with Cristiano Ronaldo. According to reports, the Premier League club has had open talks with the Portuguese skipper to resign after 11 long years since he left to play for the Spanish club, Real Madrid.
The former United player is currently in his third season with Italian giants Juventus. The now 35-year-old star left Real Madrid in the summer of 2018 because he felt he was no longer indispensable in Blancos president’s eyes (Florentino Perez). Rumors also have it that he left because he wanted a pay rise following Madrid’s 2018 Champions League triumph.
Close reports to Juventus claim that the Serie A champions are looking to offload the Portuguese at the end season. While Ronaldo’s future in Italy is unclear, he has been heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain. However, Fox Sports and ESPN Argentine journalist Christian Martin claims that Manchester United have already begun negotiations to resign Ronaldo at the end of the 20/21 season.
Christian says that the Portuguese will analyze United’s contract proposal hoping that Juventus will let him leave when he asks for a move. Cristiano joined Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon at the age of 18 in 2003. He played under the then Manager Sir Alex Ferguson where he won 3 premier league titles, the FA Cup and the Uefa Champions League.
In 2008, he became the second United player to win the Ballon d’Or since George Best in 1968. Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid for £80 million in 2009. He went on to dominate the world of football alongside the little magician, Lionel Messi. Cristiano has managed to win many football honors, including 5 Ballon d’Or. 5 years into his Real Madrid career, his former manager Sir Alex attempted to sign him back without success before he retired in 2013.
Recently, PSG’s sporting director Leonardo has come out openly and said that the French champions are open to challenge with United to sign Ronaldo at the end of the summer.
Football is very difficult to predict; maybe Ronaldo will wake up and say he wants to go and play elsewhere.
Leonardo said this week
With Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain in a tight race to sign the Portuguese International, it is becoming more apparent that Ronaldo’s future at Juventus is hanging by a thread. Where he fancies going is yet to be known.