Paris Saint Germain are allegedly on the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo again, with rumors emerging that the French side are prepared to splash $170 million on the forward.
The Sunday Times, via CBS Sports, have alleged that Paris Saint Germain were prepared to pay around $129 million for Ronaldo back in the transfer window. However, Real Madrid rebuffed the offer, insisting that Ronaldo isn’t going anywhere.
That hasn’t deterred Paris Saint Germain in their plight for the Portuguese forward though, and they are now prepared to raise their bid even higher to around $170 million in order to land Ronaldo. They wouldn’t stop there though, because they’re also willing to raise Ronaldo’s already substantial wage even further in order to convince him to move to the French capital.
But Paris Saint Germain aren’t the only club interest in acquiring Ronaldo’s services. That’s because The Mirror have also alleged that Manchester United are interested in re-signing Ronaldo from Real Madrid, and they’re confident that they can prize him back to Old Trafford.
Manchester United believe that a fee of around £70 million ($110 million) would capture Ronaldo. The publication’s sources have teased that Ronaldo is looking for a new challenge having been at Real Madrid now for seven seasons.
Ronaldo became fan favorite at Manchester United during his six years at the club, helping the Red Devils to win the Premier League title on three occasions as well as the Champions League in 2008. Ronaldo’s name is still regularly sung by their fans.
However, sources close to the striker have alleged that Ronaldo would actually prefer a transfer to Paris Saint Germain instead of a return to Manchester United.
Despite the monumental amount of money being touted for Ronaldo, who will turn 31 in February, Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez is adamant that he’s not going anywhere. Which, is unsurprising really, because the three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s goal-scoring exploits for Madrid continue to astound fans all around the world.
Earlier this week, he scored 8 goals in 2 contests, while he is now on 499 career goals for both club and country. According to Sky Sports, he has so far scored 321 goals for Real Madrid in just 304 appearances for the club, meaning that he is just two away from the record total of 323 goals, which was amassed by Raul. However, what makes this tally even more sensational is that he’s reached it having played over 400 fewer games for Madrid.
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