There is sensational news breaking in the Football Transfer Tavern today as Deputy Sports Editor of the Daily Star charges into the bar to exclusively announce to punters that Manchester United are currently in advanced talks to bring Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford in a huge £80m deal.
Wright explains that United have spent the last 12 days negotiating with the La Liga giants and David Moyes’ new side are increasingly confident of landing the Portuguese attacker this summer to surprise of all sat in the tavern.
New Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has stepped up his interest in Tottenham’s star Gareth Bale with a world record breaking bid worth over £85m reportedly tabled and that has caused the Red Devils to increase their efforts to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester during the current transfer window.
The 28-year-old former world player of the year departed England for the Bernabeu in June 2009 and he has an incredible record of scoring 201 goals in his 199 appearances for Real but with just two-years on his contract remaining the La Liga runners-up could now sell CR7 during the summer to make space for Bale.
New United chief executive Ed Woodward has been in constant contact with Madrid president Florentino Perez and the English club now understand that Ronaldo would be interest in making a return to the Premier League. United are reportedly putting together a contract that involves an attractive deal with current sponsors General Motors that sees the Portuguese superstar becoming their global ambassador to boost their image.
Some punters in the packed bar suggest that this is just newspaper talk but given Ronaldo’s contract impasse at Madrid and their sustained attempt to sign the Welsh international Bale, there could yet be some truth in the massive story. This possible transfer would set the wheels in motion to see Bale leave White Hart Lane to make a record move to Madrid while also opening the path for unsettled striker Wayne Rooney to join Jose Mourinho at Chelsea.