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25 February 2013

Manchester United plot return of Real Madrid superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo may be set to rejoin the club that made him globally-renowned

Manchester United plot return of Real Madrid superstar

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In what would undoubtedly be the biggest transfer news of the summer, Manchester United are believed to be working on a landmark deal to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

Complex in its nature, the package United are preparing to offer the 28-year-old is thought to be the blueprint for future massive contracts within European football.

And in company with the £55m transfer fee the Red Devils are willing to part with, it would be certain to make Ronaldo the highest-paid player the Premier League has ever seen.

The Portuguse captain has gone from strength-to-strength since leaving England back in 2009, scoring an incredible 183 goals in 181 total appearances for Real Madrid.

He has undoubtedly developed into one of the finest players the world has ever seen, and accredits a great amount of his progression to United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.

The pair remain in regular contact, and their relationship seems to strengthen the possibility of Ronaldo making a summer return to Salford.

As does the lack of respect Ronaldo perceives to receive in La Liga, with the forward feeling he is looked upon unfavourably in contrast to Barcelona’s Lionel Messi.

And Jose Mourinho’s impending Bernabeu departure will do nothing to convince Ronaldo to remain in Spain either, given the close relationship the Portuguese pair have built.

Should Ronaldo’s availability become more apparent, a move from PSG, who possess almost limitless spending power, should be expected as they aim to build a side capable of challenging for the Champions League.

But an Old Trafford return is highly likely to be the superstar’s preference, provided he can collect somewhere in the region of the £220,000 per week he currently earns.

An endorsement deal in cohesion with United sponsors would see Ronaldo eventually stockpile a sum exceeding that total, and would allow the Reds to sign the player whilst technically adhering to UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations.

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