Upon hearing the news, the Real boss reportedly immediately phoned his player, who is now with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, to discover the real reasons behind his decision to make his intentions public.
Ronaldo is accused of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.
What impact Ronaldo’s decision will have on the transfer remains to be seen, but Manchester Evening News report that United will press ahead with deals for all of their main summer targets and potentially move for Ronaldo later this summer if a deal is doable.
The Portuguese superstar told his former Old Trafford boss weeks ago he was planning to quit Real Madrid. He made just more than 250 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions, scoring 113 goals in the process. He has a contract with us so he’s a Madrid player.
The Portugal global capped off a stellar 12 months by winning the fourth Champions League title of his career this month, scoring twice in the final against Juventus. He also won the La Liga title, as Real edged out rivals Barcelona at the top of the standings.
“I’m sure Cristiano wouldn’t want us to pay his fine if there was one, he’s not like that”. According to Metro’s Louis Sealey, Manchester United are also thought to be interested. “There is no turning back”, Ronaldo said to his teammates, as reported by Marca.
Manchester United have reservations about trying to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer, Sky Sports understands.
Even so, they would like to conclude the bulk of their business before they embark on their pre-season tour of the United States, which begins against LA Galaxy on July 15.
If Wayne Rooney leaves the club, the team would be without a real talisman, and Rooney has been on the decline for a while now.
Ronaldo’s unease has been apparent for some time, with the Portuguese repeatedly airing his grievances at being whistled by the club’s notoriously demanding fans. And the wait may be a long one.
Ronaldo was not on a list of transfer targets that United manager Jose Mourinho gave to executive chairman Ed Woodward before the end of the season.
“It would be a lovely sight if Ronaldo could donning United jersey again”, added a second.