Manchester United Reportedly Concerned About Signing Ronaldo
With all the speculation surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo’s future and a possible move back to Manchester United, it has emerged that the club may not be interested in signing him.
Since reports first emerged last week that Ronaldo wants to leave Spain, speculation has been rife over a possible move back to his old club. However, United are said to have concerns that centre on the fact that they don’t want to become involved in the media circus surrounding the player’s future.
Furthermore, the cost and complicated nature a potential deal are also making the team wary of getting involved in a transfer saga that would dominate attention while they are in the midst of preparing for a new season.
Before the end of last season United manager Jose Mourinho gave executive chairman Ed Woodward a list of transfer targets that didn’t feature Ronaldo.
However, at that point the Portugal international was not a realistic option as he signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid last November.
The situation changed last week when Ronaldo let it be known that he is eager to leave Spain due to anger over being accused at evading £12.8 million in tax between 2011 and 2014.
However, despite this Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez has said that the club isn’t expecting Ronaldo to leave this summer and that he finds the situation “very strange”. Ronaldo is currently on international duty at the Confederations Cup and Perez said that they will discuss the situation when he returns.