PICTURE: Claims that Ronaldo will join United in August for €80 million

by Sam Peoples


According to The Sun, Cristano Ronaldo will be unveiled as a Manchester United player on August 8 2013 in an €80 million deal despite Real Madrid’s confidence he will sign a new deal.

Given that Ronaldo is currently away on international duty with Portugal, it is highly unlikely any sort of deal would have been agreed in his absence so take the claims with a wheelbarrow of salt.

The thought of Ronaldo coming home is fantastic, on paper, but in reality it would not make any sense whatsoever given the options that would be available to United this summer.

At 28, Ronaldo has two or three years left playing at his peak before he will start to decline so why would United fork out over 80% of the received fee for his move to Real Madrid back in 2009 for such a short investment?

“My aim, Cristiano’s aim and the aim of all Real Madrid fans is that he carries on playing here for many years to come.” Florentino Perez, President of Real Madrid 

You could look at the impact of 29-year-old Robin van Persie but at £24 million given how important he was in the title race, that was an absolute steal – £65m is a different ball park altogether.

And if United were looking to spend that much on a player, 23-year-old Gareth Bale would be a more realistic option given that he set the Premier League alight and is improving with each game he plays. It would represent a real investment on paper given United’s woeful wingers last season and financially given his potential resale value.

But United are more likely to draw blood from a stone than strike a deal with Daniel Levy.

Given his admittance that he was unhappy at Real Madrid earlier this season, there was going to be a summer long speculation surrounding Ronaldo’s future and while it would be romantic to have Ronaldo back at Old Trafford, United have far bigger issues to address.

We saw Ronaldo grow from a greasy haired, cocky Portuguese winger into the world’s most formidable and complete striker. Viva Ronaldo will always be sung from the terraces but that is the closest United fans will get to seeing him play for United again I feel.

Photo: Twitter/CheGiaevara

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itoro ibanga 06/11/2013 - 19:36

personally bringing Ronaldo back is a hugh investment but on d contrary, 80mil euros is too much 4 guy dt’s approaching his 30s… such doe can fetch manu either of Lewandowskie, Bale or even Fabregas. Robert single handedly nailed Madrid in d CL thus showing an example of how a striker shud be. I dnt believe in reckless spending at all…wise up MOYES !

Arther Ebenezer 06/10/2013 - 23:53

is good to back home cr7 and lewdonskey to man united is a move,thiago bt not fabragas.

Aaron 06/10/2013 - 21:49

cr no i sugest man u 2 use that 4 bale coz bale z young and they are suppocd 2 sign Thiago

Josephayila 06/10/2013 - 21:13

cr7, if possible’ would b welcome back home, but how about the sum, and the other options(considering Bale, Lewandowski, and the host of others)

BENJY GIMBASON 06/10/2013 - 20:12


Sean 06/10/2013 - 19:26

As much as I would love Ronaldo I can’t see it happening. Can we shut up about Bale, he was nowhere to be seen until feb then he scored some good goals and played well for about 10 minutes a game. I think we should try Ronaldo £50m + Rooney, Gundogan £15m and Hummels £15m + Vidic.

ISMAIL ALABI 06/10/2013 - 18:27

united much trie to sign fab.lew.cr7.

Morons 06/10/2013 - 18:11

My god,you lot are brain dead morons.the thickest of the thick.

ome 06/10/2013 - 16:17

i lyk cr7 bt lewando,cesc fab n let Rooney go.

robert 06/10/2013 - 16:09

bale,ronaldo, lewandowski et al mufc fans and british media( pro united) always fantasizing top highest rated players going to mufc..the bottom line is beggars cannot be choosers!!!

Esi Peter tega 06/10/2013 - 14:47

Waste of money, let bring fabregas and cabaye and don’t let rooney go pls

thomas 06/10/2013 - 12:36

£80??? No, why united, let the whole world be on Ronaldo United is not a 1man squad let do better thing than Ronaldo there are many fish in the River let’s go fishing

Sid85 06/10/2013 - 11:44

I’d love him 2 come bk but I think this smells a lot like the snieyder saga (sorry about spelling)

Alusine s Bangura 06/10/2013 - 10:54

the comming of cr7to man utd has improved lionel messi best player in history of mankind,Ronaldo had tired messi in spain so he have decided join united at 28 yrs.Use that money in another ways not Ronaldo

Ephrem Setargew Kassa 06/10/2013 - 10:24

Better to bring back CR to old Traford
Ephrem S.

Sunday 06/10/2013 - 09:52

I Prefer Bale more than Ronaldo, Bale is younger than Ronaldo and he can score also like him, €80 million should be use for another thing else not only for Ronaldo

sima 06/10/2013 - 09:15

Strooman, Bale, landowaski will be a better signing 4 united

Ibanga 06/10/2013 - 08:20

I will like to see cr7 back home

appolus gabriel 06/10/2013 - 07:05

no no no,united club is a club that av sense ,so while would they buy him E80m,4get abt him pls nd let look 4 younger player nd creative midfielder abeg

shangy 06/10/2013 - 06:42

if utd want to regain the epl next season and the tink sigin cr7 z the way,hell no….well saf sigined vp20@29…buh 4 cr7@28….80million z not good rather the should sigin bale 4 the flank,strootman 4 central,lewandoski 2 pair wif vp or rooney,baines 2 assist evra @3

Adedapo Mayowa 06/10/2013 - 06:36

It can happen 2 have ronaldo back at old trafford. Infact i am expecting him

Steve 06/10/2013 - 06:23

The main reason utd want Ronaldo back is marketing. I bought a season ticket last year, with surprising ease and MUFC are doing their best to get me to renew. My last season ticket was 8 years ago and had to wait 4 years to get it, now they are on the shelf. Ronaldo will sell seats and shirts, enhance the global brand once more, three years of peak level? He has 10 years of marketing in him yet.

Sid85 06/10/2013 - 11:41

I couldn’t of said it better myself bro most people don’t no the background of money making at the club and it would be shrewd bussiness

jack 06/10/2013 - 06:20

I’d personally like to see us get bale. He’s younger, cheaper (wages an signing fee) bale, strootman an thiago and we are set

temitayo 06/10/2013 - 06:12

€80 million for a 28 yr old is a waste of money!Rather use that money to strengthen other departments-Str ootman 15M,Fabregas 25M, Baines 15M, Begovic 10M (incase Lindegaard is sold)

Dibils 06/10/2013 - 03:48

its not gonna happen, and i hate seeing these rumours! cause even for 1 sec it makes me think about how great it would be to have him back when i know its not gonna happen


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