Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly willing to return to his former club Manchester United, according to the report in ESPN.
The 36-year-old forward had a mixed time for Juventus last season. The forward made 44 appearances in all competitions and scored 36 times. Ronaldo won the Serie A Golden boot award as well. However, Juventus finished fourth in the league and lost to FC Porto in the Champions League’s round of 16 stage. The Bianconeri only managed to win the Coppa Italia last season.
The new Juventus manager Massimiliano Allegri is open to selling the Portuguese superstar this summer. Ronaldo has a contract with the Old Lady of Turin until June 2022. And the Serie A giants are looking to offload Ronaldo this summer, as they are trying to rebuild their squad.
The Premier League club Manchester United have reportedly shown interest in bringing back Ronaldo. However, when United handed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer the managerial job, the Norwegian said that he wants young and homegrown players who will develop at Old Trafford. But, Ronaldo to Manchester United will be completely opposite of that.
Will Ronaldo return to Manchester United?
According to the report on ESPN, Ronaldo’s representatives are trying to reach out to the other European clubs for a possible summer move. PSG, Real Madrid and Manchester United are among the clubs that Ronaldo’ representatives have contacted.
The report also stated that the Red Devils have not ruled out any possibilities of bringing the Portuguese forward back at Old Trafford this summer. However, the forward’s wage demands and Juventus’ asking price could be a stumbling block for this deal.
Manchester United have recently extended Edinson Cavani’s stay at Old Trafford for one more year. And bringing another over 35-year-old forward is not a smart approach for the Red Devils.
Solskjaer’s side already have enough firepower in the forward line and they are also trying to sign Jadon Sancho. Manchester United must sign a world-class defender and a central defensive midfielder. These two positions should be the priority areas for United to reinforce to close the gap to Manchester City.