Former president of Real Madrid, Ramon Calderon has confirmed that there have been talks between Manchester United and Real Madrid to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Speaking with Sky Sports News this afternoon regarding the Bale and Ronaldo situations at Real Madrid, Calderon confirmed that there have been talks between both clubs in an attempt to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford this summer.
“It seems that Manchester United are interested in having him back. I know there have been talks where they have expressed interest”
It is not the only interview that Calderon has done with the British media over the past few days, yesterday he spoke with TalkSport in which he added to the Ronaldo situation:
“What we know is he [Ronaldo] is not happy at all with the attitude and behaviour of the president. At the start of last season, he tried to talk to the president about the renewal of his contract and the talks did not go well.
“Now I understand he is asking for €20m (£17.5m) net every season. That is going to be difficult for Real Madrid to accept because it is around €40 million every year for the club to pay and that is the situation now.”
Ronaldo is said to want a return to Old Trafford at some point in his career, Real Madrid may look to cash in this summer rather than risk losing their £80million signing on a fee when his Madrid contract is up in the summer of 2015.
Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United might be a pipe dream for many fans, but with Gareth Bale all but signed for Real Madrid and talk from high profile figures such as Calderon stating he is unhappy, it might be a dream that could come true.