Manchester United offer Real Madrid player plus cash deal for Cristiano Ronaldo
Manchester United are linked to a player plus £60 million swap deal for Real Madrid’s crown jewel Cristiano Ronaldo. Recent reports have revealed that Manchester United won’t have to pay Real Madrid’s release clause of £122 million for Cristiano Ronaldo if the Portuguese forward quits the La Liga champions.
If Cristiano Ronaldo actually wants to leave Real Madrid, the Spanish outfit will have to sell off 27-year-old winger for cut-price. Rife rumors suggest the transfer fee would in the £60 million region with goalkeeper David De Gea and Nani going the other way.
This bombshell news has shook Santiago Bernabeu as well as Old Trafford. Both clubs weren’t prepared for such huge development. Cristiano Ronaldo has already admitted that he would love to return to his former club, but the winger has not set a date for his return.
Real Madrid manager Jose Mourinho is confident Cristiano Ronaldo will stay under his wings till the end of the season. However, the summer transfer window could spell disaster for Real Madrid as Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo both are eager to make an away move.
David De Gea has been linked to transfer move to Real Madrid since the summer transfer window closed. The young Spaniard is seen by many as the long term replacement for Real Madrid captain and goalkeeper Iker Casillas. Reportedly, the veteran Spanish goalkeeper has dropped in the eyes of Jose Mourinho, which is why he benched him against Malaga a couple of weeks ago.
Nani has been out of favor at Manchester United since the beginning of the season. Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson believes it’s finally time to bid farewell to the Portuguese winger. Sir Alex Ferguson has provided Nani with a number of chances to prove his worth to Manchester United this season, but the 26-year-old has been unable to record impressive form.
There are a number of factors which are forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to return to the English Premier League. Apparently, the Portuguese is being victimized by his teammates at Real Madrid. Well, the Spanish and the Portuguese-Brazilian lobbying at Real Madrid isn’t unheard off.
Tax laws in Spain have also caused a lot controversy. A recent change in the taxation is forcing Cristiano Ronaldo to pay 52% instead of his current 25%. Cristiano Ronaldo has asked for a huge increment in his salary because of this taxation saga, a request which has been denied by Real Madrid.