Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly keen on moving back to Manchester United more than any time he had ever wanted to return back to Old Trafford.
The Portuguese midfielder got linked with a move to Man United almost every season when he was still at Real Madrid.
However, the Premier League giants and the Portuguese attacker couldn’t settle on bringing him back to Old Trafford, where he won his first Ballon d’Or and the Champions League.
According to The Athletics, Manchester United are monitoring Cristiano Ronaldo’s stance at Juventus where failure to seal their place in the Champions League next season would force the five-time Ballon d’Or to leave the Seria A club.
The report also claims that Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is having talks with his former teammates, who he shared the same pitch for years at Old Trafford.
AS claim Man United have made it clear to Ronaldo that they are ready to bring him back to Manchester this summer, with the 36-year-old very receptive to their plans.
The Spanish outlet adds that Solskjaer’s contact with the Portuguese skipper has extended to ‘outlining his plans for the team’ and explain ‘how important his return would be’ for the club.
Juventus’ hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season are no longer in their hands as they are currently occupying the 5th position and head into the last Serie A game against Bologna at away.
One thing is for sure, whether or not Juve qualify for the UCL next season, it will have a key role in Cristiano Ronaldo‘s decision ahead of next season.
AS also added that Ronaldo is also prepared to take a pay cut to make the move happen, attracted to the idea of bringing his spectacular career full circle by returning to United to help them return to the summit of English football before retiring at Sporting CP where it all began.
Juventus are not expected to stop Cristiano Ronaldo from leaving the club at the end of the season but are reportedly going to demand a transfer fee of around €25million from the Portuguese star’s suitors.