Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Sir Alex Ferguson would welcome Ronaldo back at United.
Sir Alex Ferguson has admitted he’d love to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford but called the Real Madrid attacker ‘unbuyable’, according to the Daily Mail.
The Portuguese ace joined United in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon in a £13m deal and went on to become a legend at Old Trafford during his six years at the club. He scored 118 goals in 292 games, including an incredible 42 goals in the 2007/08 season as he led United to a Champions League trophy.
Real Madrid came calling in 2009 and Ronaldo sealed a dream move to the Bernabeu when the Spanish giants paid a world record £80m for his services. The 27-year-old has continued his breathtaking form and helped Madrid wrestle the Primera Division title away from Barcelona last season.
Reports over the weekend suggested Ronaldo could make a dramatic return to United at some point in his career and Ferguson has admitted the player would always be welcome back in Manchester, but conceded that any deal would be almost impossible due to him being ‘unbuyable’.
Asked if the door was open for Ronaldo to return to Old Trafford, Ferguson is quoted as saying in the Daily Mail:
‘I’d like to think it would be but I don’t think it will happen. You’re talking about incredible amounts of money now.
‘What would you think his value would be? He’s definitely unbuyable.
‘Who could afford to buy him? There’s talk of the Russians, perhaps. But do you think he would go to Russia?
‘He complained about the weather here, let alone the middle of winter in Russia.
‘He was definitely good value for Madrid but he always wanted to play for them, it was his boyhood dream.’
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