Transfer Rumour: Outrageous – Ronaldo to Barcelona ahead of Manchester United?

Puja Pincha / 11 December 2015

With the never ending drama involving the prolific Cristiano Ronaldo and Madrid president Florentino Perez, another angle gets attached to the story which spells an exit of either of the two.

Ronaldo’s entry into the Real Madrid foray was an extravagant affair and he was regarded as Madrid’s reckoning. Ronaldo delivered his money’s worth and has reached great personal heights. But the recent fall out with the president has complicated the equation between Ronaldo and the club and has raised speculations about the future of the superstar. This bodes well for his former club Manchester United who have been after a reunion with their prodigal son. When talking to reporters about his future Ronaldo said “It’s a little more difficult,” he said. “There are things that you kind of already have an idea, that to play one day for Barcelona would be almost impossible, or to play for another English club other than Manchester, it’s very complicated. But that’s not 100 per cent guaranteed. As I said before, there are no certainties in football.”

While linking towards a possible move to other leagues and clubs in his future, CR7 also cleared that a potential retirement at the Bernebau might also be an option. Many clubs are interested in the Portuguese forward and rightly so. But what might scare the interested candidates in the staggering buyout clause that entails buying Cristiano Ronaldo and that is a whopping 1 billion euros. Only a handful of clubs possess that kind of money and can thus bank on the opportunity if ever Ronaldo comes in the market.

Highlighting on the uncertainty of the sport and draping his future in  a shroud of ambiguity Ronaldo ultimately said “I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. If I was 75 per cent certain, I would say so, it wouldn’t be a problem. But I have no idea”.


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