Ever since the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo from Old Trafford in 2009, Manchester United fans have been hoping for the superstar playmaker to return.
The Portuguese international is one of the best players in the history of the game and he is still performing at the highest level at the age of 35.
As per a recent report covered by Spanish source Sport, Juventus are prepared to get rid of the veteran’s very high wages of 31 million euros a year i.e. £27.5million-a-year.
More recently, renowned FOX America journalist Christian Martin claimed that the five time Ballon d’Or winner is considering returning to Manchester United and Juve will hold talks if the players wants the move.
“Our sources in Manchester and Porto confirm that Manchester United tempted Cristiano Ronaldo with a return to the club for next season. The Portuguese star is considering it. Juventus will negotiate a deal it if Ronaldo asks for it.”
The Seleccao superstar still has what it takes to improve any attack in the world but signing him will be a short term fix and a very expensive one.
Next season, the former Real Madrid man would be 36 and as mentioned above, he is earning around £27.5million-a-year i.e. around £530,000-a-week.
So, Man Utd would have to break their pay structure to get his signing done. At the moment, our highest earner is David De Gea, who gets £350,000-a-week. (The Sun).
Right now, we are struggling in 14th position in the Premier League and do not have what it takes to challenge the best of teams for big prizes. Not sure why Ronaldo would consider joining such a side. Therefore, my advice to the supporters is to refrain from keeping high hopes.