Real WILL sell Ronaldo for the right price

Real Madrid are prepared to let star player Cristiano Ronaldo leave the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium provided they can find a willing buyer, according to The Independent.

Ronaldo’s former club Manchester United have been strongly linked with a move to bring the fans’ favourite back to Old Trafford, but such an operation would come at a high price.

It is understood that the Portuguese international would require wages of £380,000 a week, on top of a transfer fee that could be anything up to the £80 million that Real paid Manchester United for his services back in 2009.

United manager Louis van Gaal remains unconvinced as to Ronaldo’s availability, although he admitted that having such a player at his disposal would be an exciting prospect. “When it is possible, what I said with Falcao… players like Ronaldo give a lot extra to selection to a team,” he said. “But I don’t think Real Madrid shall sell him.”

But with Ronaldo turning 30 next spring, and Real’s financial position meaning they need to sell before they can buy, and also having expressed a desire to renovate the Bernabeu at a cost of around €500 million, a deal next summer could be a real possibility.

Ronaldo’s agent is Jorge Mendes, who was responsible for engineering the transfers of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao to Old Trafford this summer, and his services may be sought by the Red Devils again.

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