Man United transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo could return next summer, claims journalist

Manchester United could be set to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid next summer, says top French journalist

Manchester United have a great chance of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid next summer, according to French journalist Frederic Hermel.

The 30-year-old’s future has been a source of speculation in recent seasons amid reports that he is unsettled at the Bernabeu despite his stunning form for the Spanish side.

The Portugal captain, who has won the Ballon d’Or for the last two years, has already scored eight goals in four games this season for Madrid.

And reporter Hermel claims that the forward could be on his way out of Real Madrid this summer, with United, Paris Saint-Germain and a host of MLS sides all potentially interested in securing the superstar’s services.

Hermel told Le10Sport: “I think that Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season. I have information that confirms this,’ he said.

“I’ve been told by strong sources, very important ones, that Manchester [United], Paris Saint-Germain and the MLS have a great chance of fighting over Cristiano Ronaldo’s services at the end of the season.”

Ronaldo was linked with a return to Manchester United during the summer transfer window but a move failed to materialise.

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The attacker scored 84 goals in 196 matches for United in a six-year spell after joining from Sporting Lisbon and won his first Ballon d’Or award whilst at the club in 2008.

He moved to Real Madrid in 2009 and became the most expensive player in history but has not ruled out a return to Manchester in the future.

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