Manchester United could reportedly be offered the opportunity to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer, should Real Madrid secure the signature the services of in-form goalkeeper David de Gea.
According to Don Balon, Los Blancos could test United’s resolve during the off-season with club president Florentino Perez prepared to include Ronaldo as a make-weight to sign De Gea.
Ronaldo has obviously been leaning towards a pay-rise with the European champions, and the delay in contractual discussions has broken down the relationship between him and the club’s hierarchy.
United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has had a burning desire to re-sign Ronaldo since he left for Real Madrid back in 2009, and his arrival would surely boost the club’s revenue in terms of shirt sales.
However, his current wages remain a huge concern for the Red Devils, whilst they would also be reluctant to lose a player of De Gea’s calibre for Ronaldo, who is on a visible decline in terms of his exploits in front of goal.
The 33-year-old has notched just eight goals in 18 La Liga outings this season, and he has converted just eight per cent of his attempts onto the scoresheet, unlike in his previous years at the Bernabeu, where he had average in excess of 20 per cent.