Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague has predicted that Cristiano Ronaldo’s much talked about move from Real Madrid back to Manchester United will eventually happen, but not for another two years.
The speculation about Cristiano Ronaldo going back to Manchester United is unlikely to let up anytime soon with a comment from football correspondent Guillem Balague, whose musings can be heard on Sky Sports, fueling more speculation in the press today.
Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti recently ruled out the move, however in the press coverage it appears that comments from the principals in the story are overlooked in favour of the more sensational pronouncements of football pundits.
It is difficult to know how well informed the Spanish expert actually is but his angle for what it is worth is that the move will happen, but not for another two years. If this is true the United fans will be driven demented having to listen to continuing incessant rumours. One point Balague makes that does have merit is that the Red Devils have done nothing to quell the rumours, an indication that they are very much open to the idea.
“It is quite clear that Manchester United are letting all this continue because they are interested in Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Spaniard goes on to speculate that Los Blancos will hang onto the Ballon d’Or winner for another two years before offloading the Portuguese legend back to Manchester United to finish his career. The Star quoted him as saying:
“Cristiano Ronaldo dreams and would like to go back to Manchester United. It’s just the timing which I think people are getting wrong.”People want this to happen in January, if possible. It’s not going to happen. In the summer? I don’t think it’s going to happen. Real Madrid have got no intention whatsoever of selling Cristiano Ronaldo next summer.
“In two year’s time I would say yes, that is possibly the time when he will be 31 going on 32, for Real Madrid to say: ‘OK, if we can cash in on him, brilliant. He has done a lot for us, but that’s it, time to move on. I don’t think it’s going to happen this summer. People will have to be a little bit more patient.”
The numbers being talked about are still astronomical, a £100 million transfer fee and wages of nearly £20 million-a-year, surely these won’t be the figures in two years time, at which point CR7’s best days will be behind him.
Even United money man Ed Woodward, who gave boss Louis van Gaal a blank cheque over the summer, would probably balk at splurging this much on a has been.
Dan O’Mahony, Pundit Arena.
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