If the reality is that Cristiano Ronaldo leaves Real Madrid, two clubs emerge as possible destinations. Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain would appear at the head of the queue to sign a player who’ll help them try to win the Premier League or Ligue 1 and the Champions League.
At Old Trafford they are fantasising again about having their star between 2003 and 2009 returning. With the ‘Red Devils,’ Ronaldo won three EPL titles (2006/07, 2007/08, 2008/09), an FA Cup (2003/04), two League Cups (2005/06 and 2008/09), a Community Shield (2007), a Champions League (2007/08), a Club World Cup (2008) and a Ballon d’Or (2008). In six campaigns he scored 118 goals in 292 matches and became a star under the orders of Sir Alex Ferguson, who recruited him as a teenager from Sporting Clube de Portugal.
They have never hidden the desire to sign a player who was traded by United to Real Madrid in 2009, because they miss him and bet on his return. Ronaldo has also not concealed his affection for his previous club. The English team has the money to sign him but the cold relationship between Jose Mourinho and Cristiano, from the coach’s time at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, would be a handicap.
PSG are another to court Ronaldo should he leave Real Madrid. The Portuguese star is an old dream of Nasser Al-Khelaifi, the owner of the French club, who could pay more than 120 million euros for him. The player’s conversation with Laurent Blanc after Real Madrid-PSG Champions League game in 2013 generated all kinds of suspicions.
I have a very good relationship with Florentino. If I want my dream of signing Cristiano to be fulfilled, I will call him,” said Al-Khelaifi. The PSG of Unai Emery has the millions to buy Ronaldo but their last season, eliminated from the Champions League and second in Ligue 1, has not been the best.
Beyond United and PSG, Manchester City has the pounds and the project to seduce Cristiano, although the past of the Portuguese star would keep him away from the Etihad Stadium. Carlo Ancelotti’s Bayern Munich could be another destination becausr of the player’s great relationship with the Italian coach and the size of the German giant.