Cristiano Ronaldo free to return to Man United this summer – report

Man United have been given a boost to their hopes of re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, say reports

Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo Photo: UEFA / Handout

Cristiano Ronaldo has been told by Real Madrid that he is free to return to Manchester United this summer, according to reports in Spain.

Spanish outlet Don Balon, as quoted by the Daily Express, is reporting that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez is open to letting Ronaldo leave the club this summer.

The 33-year-old helped Real Madrid to win their third straight Champions League trophy last season, but attentions will now turn towards where he plans to wind down his career.

Manchester United have long been linked with a move to re-sign Ronaldo ever since he left Old Trafford in the summer of 2009.

However, the same story says that Manchester United’s proposed move to re-sign the Portugal captain would not come cheap.

The same article claims that Real Madrid are likely to demand a transfer fee of as much as £175m if they are going to sell Ronaldo to a potential suitor this summer.

Manchester United are thought to be on the lookout for a number of signings this summer as they look to try and build a team capable of winning the title next season.

The Red Devils ended up second and without a trophy last term.

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