The future of Cristiano Ronaldo at Real Madrid is a subject of heavy speculation in recent weeks. Interests on the Portuguese star is high and the Los Blancos are ready to let him leave if anyone matches the amount they paid for him six years ago.
The transfer fee mentioned is in the region of £80 million, the same amount that Real paid Manchester United, back in the summer of 2009. So the likes of PSG, Manchester United and Chelsea can evaluate the situation, the price is revealed and now it’s up-to them to start the negotiations.
It is now almost certain that Real Madrid want to cash-in on their all time record goal-scorer to aid squad building next season. Despite the goal scoring accolades, the three-time Ballon d’Or winner is suffering a dip in form this season and has publicly expressed his desire for a new challenge. There are also speculations that Ronaldo declared his interest in joining PSG to manager Laurent Blanc at end of their Champions League clash.
PSG, Man United and Chelsea tops the interest
Without a doubt, PSG are in front-seat to sign the 30-year old attacker, but there are also reasons to trust the speculation of interests from his former club Manchester United. The last but not the least to join the war is struggling Premier League champions Chelsea due to both sporting and financial reasons.
None of the above mentioned clubs will have a problem to match the salary demands of Ronaldo, who is currently earning €21m in wages. The only question that remains if any of them are willing to pay £80m for a player who will be 31-years old when the season starts in August 2016.
There has been a lot of talks in Spanish media about Real’s new transfer policy where they are keen to bring in young talents in the next summer and the possibility of a squad overhaul. Besides Ronaldo, the likes of Benzema, Isco and Jese are all touted to leave the Bernebeu.