Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Manchester United for years and this time around, the Portuguese international could end up returning.
If reports in the media are anything to go by then the Seleccao star is open to leaving Juventus, he opted to bench himself yesterday and could be lured for 28 million euros (£24million) i.e. the worth of his contract (Kaveh Solhekol).
Back in June, Corriere dello Sport reported that Man Utd are prepared to agree a deal worth 20 million euros per season (around £330,000-a-week) to re-sign the former Real Madrid man.
Now, former Old Trafford star, Lee Sharpe has backed the club to finally bring back Ronaldo. The 50-year-old stated (The Mirror):
“I think signing Ronaldo will be the icing on the cake. I think if he was to come back as the no.9, he would be phenomenal. I wouldn’t have thought he’d come back but then again, I wouldn’t be surprised if he did. I think he’s got such a connection with the club.”
“He would be phenomenal, not just on the pitch but in the dressing room, for the players and the young players around him. I think he would give people that edge of what it takes to win, what it takes to be a great player.”
Even at the age of 36, the 179-capped international is performing at the highest level. He was named the Serie A Attacker of the Season last term after scoring 29 goals in 31 starts for the Bianconeri.
Moreover, at the European Championships for Portugal, he scored 5 goals in 4 appearances (1 assist) to win the Golden Boot award.
Do you think Man Utd should move to secure his signing this summer?