Manchester United are interested in re-signing club legend Cristiano Ronaldo according to the Manchester Evening News.
The MEN say Man United are looking to bring back Ronaldo as part of a club-record transfer fee.
After leaving United in 2009 for a world-record fee, Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Old Trafford in every single transfer window, so it’s a surprise it has taken this long for it to come around this summer.
Despite having already made four signings this window, United and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward are still in the market to improve the squad, hence why the Ronaldo rumours have developed at this stage.
Ronaldo, who scored 84 goals during his first stint at the club, is arguably the best player in the world and it’s a given that he’d improve the side but would he really want to leave Real Madrid?
United are still not in the Champions League and won’t know for sure until the last ten days of August, so Ronaldo would have to take a punt on Van Gaal’s side being successful. For a player who has scored 112 goals in his last two seasons, would he really risk not playing Champions League football?
Then there’s the small problem of Madrid having a tropical climate in comparison to Manchester as well as the fact Sir Alex Ferguson is no longer running things at Old Trafford.
All in all, United may have the funds to sign Ronaldo this summer but luring him away from Madrid would be a different kettle of fish altogether, not to mention the fact they have absolutely no desire to sell him.