Transfer Focus: Should Man United bring Ronaldo back?

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is interested in a return to former side Manchester United after decided he wants to play football outside of Spain in the new season, according to reports from Sky Sports.

What’s the word?

The four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who left Old Trafford for the Spanish capital in 2009, supposedly wants to move on this summer after accusations of tax evasion in the country.

The Portuguese international, who lifted the Champions League for a second season on the bounce earlier this month, scored 118 goals in 291 appearances for the Red Devils, winning three Premier League titles, two League Cups, an FA Cup and the Champions League, as well as the first of his Ballon d’Or’s.

A move back to Old Trafford would certainly go down well with the fans, however, at a reported record-breaking £131m, it would be a huge call for the powers that be at the club.

Worth the money?

Goals and success are a sure thing when you bring in the 32-year-old, however, with such a fee and the wages he would command, there is certainly cause for concern over whether or not he would be worth the money.

First of all, however, his age is of no concern. The former United man is almost in a league of his own in terms of physical capabilty given how well he looks after himself, meaning there are at least a few more seasons at the top of world football left in the forward.

However, with Mourinho looking to build a solid unit to take on the Premier League and Europe, there is scepticism as to whether or not Ronaldo would fit in. Furthermore, the former Chelsea boss and the star exchanged a few jibes during their time in the Premier League together and were not on the best of terms come the end of the Special One’s reign at Madrid.