A source close to the player claims the “outraged” Portugal worldwide “feels great indignation” following the public speculation about his tax affairs and a sense of “injustice” at the allegations – which he contests – and he has made a decision to leave the country.
Real have always been admirers of the Belgian winger and have repeatedly tried to sign him in the past, and now he could be used as a pawn to snatch Ronaldo from under United’s nose. The 32-year-old is upset at the treatment he has received from authorities in Spain and believes he is being made an example of because of his status as a star player.
“I am leaving Real Madrid, I have made a decision”.
Ronaldo is rumoured to have demanded a move from Madrid after Spanish prosecutors accused the former Manchester United man of defrauding the state of £13million in taxes.
“I think it is very hard”.
“The same year I had the problem with Robinho and he wanted to leave”.
Manchester United have money to spend big in the transfer window but are being very careful about being drawn into a transfer adventure.
Ronaldo is said to have informed former boss Sir Alex Ferguson of his intent to quit the Spanish club this summer, citing the grounds stated above.
James Robson of the Manchester Evening News claims that Woodward has a shortlist of “fantasy” signings, including one of Ronaldo’s teammates. He loved the club, the fans, the city and I don’t rule out a move back. “From what I’ve read, I’m sure he hasn’t committed any crime”.
“If you add three or four players and they go straight into the first XI, three or four of those who were playing week in, week out last season go to the bench”.