After seeing PSG break the world transfer record earlier this week, our supporters here in the Transfer Tavern have spent a few days recovering after seeing such a huge deal.
Of course, the Manchester City and Chelsea fans are used to seeing their teams splash huge amounts of money on new talent but for others, it’s come as a little bit of a shock.
But there’s one corner of the pub that is getting seriously excited this morning as news breaks of a deal that, if it were to go ahead, would certainly trump the fee that the French giants paid for former Barcelona forward Neymar.
Of course, we’re talking about Barcelona and Cristiano Ronaldo. And according to Sky Sports, he’s told a Spanish Court that he wants to return to England as he continues to fight a case regarding his tax affairs.
The controversial line came up in court proceedings this week, where Ronaldo said: “I never had these problems in England. That’s why I want to go back there.”
Whether he’s talking about directly playing in England or not, these are certainly strong words that suggest he’s not happy with his current state of affairs over in Spain.
Of course, the Manchester United fans lining the bar here in the Tavern would love to see him return but it’s going to take an astronomical amount of money to see that happen.
This would be a tremendously difficult transfer for United or any English club to pull off. With the financial fair play regulations tightening and Ronaldo set to command such a large transfer fee, would it even be possible for him to move, despite his wishes?
We’ll have to wait and see but for United, they’d be better off pressing on without considering a deal.
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