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Speculation Continues Over A Move For Ronaldo

The speculation continues on Tuesday whether Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United, after it was announced on Friday the Portuguese wanted to move away from Spain following Tax evasion accusations.

The 32-year-old signed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid in November 2016, but has told international team-mates that he wants to leave after being left angered that the Spanish state prosecutor had requested that his case for alleged tax evasion be taken to court.

But newly elected Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez has said he had not currently received any offers for the  four-time Ballon d’Or-winner who is currently on duty with Portugal at the Confederation Cup in Russia.

Speaking to Spanish radio station Onda Cero, Perez admitted he had not yet spoken to Ronaldo but intends to speak to the player after the Confederation Cup conclusion next week.

“The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player,” he said.

“Obviously something has happened, something has affected him, his credibility. I’m sure he will tell us and we will see.

“It’s no coincidence that he’s in a very important tournament, the Confederations Cup. It hasn’t finished yet and I don’t want to disturb the Portuguese team.

“He just wants to be the best player in the world. If Cristiano wants to leave Real Madrid, it won’t be for money.”

The Portugal star left Manchester United for £80million to join Real in 2009 with a release clause of £1billion, but now there’s speculation he wishes to return to his old club.

This isn’t the first time Manchester United have been interested in Ronaldo since his move to Real, but Paris Saint-Germain have a longstanding interest in signing him.

China is another option although it is believed Ronaldo will wish to carry on playing in a top European league.

 

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