Real Madrid is reportedly plotting a stunning move to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Spain, with Manchester City also offered the star
- Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly being targeted by new Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti.
- Ronaldo spent nine years at Madrid between 2009 and 2018 before moving to Juventus.
- The Portuguese star has also reportedly been offered to Manchester City for just $35 million.
Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre told sports show El Chiringuito that Carlo Ancelotti, who himself returned to Madrid from Premier League side Everton in the summer, wants to bring Ronaldo back to the Spanish capital.
Ronaldo moved to Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 and went on to win two league titles, two Copa del Reys and four UEFA Champions Leagues. He also scored 450 goals in his nine seasons at Madrid and won four Ballons d'Or.
Aguirre describes himself as a close friend of Ronaldo and said that Ancelotti has called the entourage of the Portuguese player to enquire about a possible move.
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Ronaldo is reportedly looking for a move away from his current club Juventus and is in the final year of his $35 million annual contract with the Italian side.
The club, known in Italy as the Old Lady, is said to be willing to sell the Portuguese star and one Italian outlet claims he has been offered to Manchester City.
According to Corriere dello Sport, Ronaldo has been offered to the reigning Premier League champions for a transfer fee just £25 million ($35 million).
City are in the market for a striker having pursued Tottenham's Harry Kane all summer but given Ronaldo is 36 and comes with hefty wage demands, it seems unlikely Pep Guardiola would be willing to sanction a deal.
It remains to be seen whether Ronaldo himself would be open to a move having spent six years at City's biggest rivals, Manchester United.
Another potential suitor for Ronaldo is Lionel Messi's new club PSG, which is reportedly keen on bringing Ronaldo in to link him up with Messi and create possibly the most talented attacking pairing in soccer history.
Diario AS reporter Tomás Roncero said that Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, is "aware of everything" and that Ronaldo would have "extra motivation."
"He would arrive in Paris at the age of 37 and sign for two more years, which would take him to 39, the age at which he is considering taking a step aside or leaving for less demanding football, maybe in the USA or Qatar," Roncero said.
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