Manchester United have reservations about making a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo, according to Sky Sports News. The 32-year-old forward has been linked with a sensational return to the Theatre of Dreams this summer, in a deal that would be truly outstanding if the club could pull it off.
Jose Mourinho’s concern is that the Old Trafford club would become embroiled right at the heart of a media frenzy surrounding the future of the player.
The total cost and nature of any potential transfer saga would be a long and drawn out process, and the club don’t want it to overshadow any preparations for the new season – which is obviously understandable.
At the end of the day, I think every Manchester United fan on earth would want to see such an iconic, talismanic figure back at the club. However, I’m of the opinion that this deal will not be happening.
I see it as a knee-jerk reaction from Ronaldo’s party in the wake of tax allegations, and the claims that he wanted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu are his way of trying to force Madrid’s hand into paying the bill for him.
This one is going to be a long-winded transfer story either way, and I just hope that it gets resolved quickly so that United can spend more resources pursuing other, more attainable targets.