UNITED KEEN ON RONALDO RETURN – REPORT
Manchester United are interested in bringing Juventus talisman Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club this summer according to the latest reports coming out of the Italian media.
The long-term future of Ronaldo at Italian Serie A giants Juventus is far from certain as he has one year left on his current deal with the club. When asked on his future at club level in a recent interview, Cristiano Ronaldo told reporters that his focus is on the ongoing Euro 2020 tournament.
Portuguese international teammate Bruno Fernandes is a key player for Manchester United and Ronaldo could link up with him at Old Trafford.
Four clubs have been linked with Ronaldo with the Portuguese prepared to leave Juventus according to the report from Italian publication La Gazzettadello Sport. Manchester United are one of the four teams interested in signing the 36-year-old Portuguese national team skipper. Apart from the Red Devils, French giants Paris Saint Germain (PSG), Sporting Lisbon and Real Madrid have also been linked with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese attacker previously represented Real Madrid and Manchester United before signing for Italian club Juventus three years ago.
The aforementioned report stated that Manchester United are ready to offer Ronaldo £17m on a yearly basis in the bid to sign him for a second spell at the club. He was a Manchester United player for six years between 2003 and 2009. It was reported that Ronaldo prefers a move to Paris Saint Germain (PSG) in the French league over Manchester United but they are yet to make an offer for him.
Manchester United finished second behind Premier League champions Manchester City last season and they are keen to bolster their squad for the new campaign which starts in August. The Red Devils have already tried to sign Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho in the bid to improve their squad to challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title next season. Manchester United could be the overwhelming favourites for the league title if they are successful with both Ronaldo and Sancho.