Ruggedman: Ronaldo Return To United Would Be 'Transfer Of The Decade'

Ronaldo put Manchester United on alert last week after revealing he's unhappy with life in Spain after being accused of a £13million tax fraud.

A source claims Ronaldo "feels great indignation" with all the conjecture about his tax affairs and a sense of "injustice" at the allegations - which he contests - and has made a decision to leave Spain.

The 32-year-old, who joined the club from United in 2009 for £80m, would therefore be beyond most clubs in the world.

Ronaldo is now away on global duty with Portugal, where he is reported to have told his teammates: "I am leaving Real Madrid".

"Regarding Ronaldo, he is motivated, and what I can see is that he is taking the competition very seriously and is totally dedicated to training and thinking about the next game against Mexico", Silva told reporters ahead of the European champions' opening game.

"I hope he hasn't chose to leave but if he has already made his mind up, it will be hard to change the situation".

As reported by Spanish daily MARCA and British newspaper The Independent, Ronaldo's decision has been described as "irreversible" - the 2016 Ballon d'Or victor is incensed by the lawsuit brought forward by Spanish prosecutors while the Real Madrid club hierarchy is reportedly scrambling to placate their prized asset. "Not because they can't pay the money but because they need to offer him the possibility of winning titles and personal awards", he added.

"The relationship [between Ronaldo and Mourinho] in Madrid wasn't the best but that doesn't mean he doesn't want to go back to Manchester where he is very grateful of what happened".

According to the BBC's sports editor Dan Roan, Paris Saint-Germain or a return to the Premier League would be Ronaldo's most likely move if he was to leave Madrid.

"I don't see him playing in China or the Middle East". But we're a great side too, and I'm sure we can stop him. He is not that type of player.

  • Julie Sanders