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Ronaldo Move Rumours Intensify As United Abstain From Printing ‘Valencia No.7′ Shirts
The biggest transfer of the summer just might have moved a step closer to becoming a reality, after it was reported that Cristiano Ronaldo’s beloved No.7 shirt is no longer being printed with Antonio Valencia’s name in the Manchester United megastore.
‘The Daily Star’ revealed on Sunday that the Portuguese superstar, still the darling of the United fans, may have his old number ready and waiting if he does decide to move back to Manchester.
Rumours have been rife over the possible return of Ronaldo, with the winger’s future shrouded in uncertainty. Ronaldo’s ‘sadness’ during the previous season was arguably the first sign of a potential trouble in ‘paradise’. Since then, Madrid President, Florentino Perez has sent a barrage of praise and adoration the way of his prized player, insisting that both he, and the £80m man, want to continue their relationship indefinitely,
“I am going to be as clear as possible. My aim, Cristiano’s aim, and the aim of all Real Madrid fans is that he carries on playing here for many years to come.
“When so many people want the same thing, then it usually turns out to be the case. I myself and Real Madrid both want that. The player, Cristiano Ronaldo, also wants that. Without a shadow of a doubt, that is what Cristiano wants too.”
Madrid are not a club to lose their best and most loved players to their rivals; moreover, they have often been the aggressive vultures in many-a big-name transfer saga. With Ronaldo, they were no different, and they managed to prise United’s World Player of the Year away after a lengthy battle in the summer of 2009.
Since then, Ronaldo’s brutal goal scoring record has done the talking. An almost unfathomable 201 goals in 199 games in all competitions for ‘Los Blancos’ has banished any doubts over his worth.
It was thought that Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement at the end of last season would have halted any summer transfer blockbuster; but with his treasured No. 7 potentially waiting for his return to the red of Manchester, expect this story to gather pace in the coming weeks. Could it really happen?
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