Since yesterday’s Madrid game, where he scored two goals and celebrated neither of them, speculation has been building about the future of the world’s most exciting footballer.
Since leaving Old Trafford for a world record smashing £80m in the summer of 2009, Ronaldo has gone on to blast through records in a breathtaking three-year streak. Last night marked his 150th goal in only his 149th game for Los Blancos. But all is not well at the Bernabeu. Ronaldo is claiming ‘professional’ reasons, “I am sad because of a professional issue and the club know why. That’s why I didn’t celebrate the goals, because I am not happy “.
Speculation is rife that this is a protest at the treatment of team-mate Kaka, who has been working his socks off, in training, and is being shunned in favour of new signing Modric and forced out of the club.
Further speculation is stating that this rift is an unfixable problem and Ronaldo is looking to move on. With Ronaldo’s love for Manchester United, evident from his regular quotes about how he misses Manchester, could Ronaldo be looking to come back to the Red Devils? He would certainly cost close, if not more than, the £80m that Madrid paid for him, and with wages over a 4-year contract, any prospective buyer is going to be looking at an outlay of at least £130m. Proof of the Glazers allegedly positive intent could be proven with such a purchase, but I for one don’t think that ANY club, even City or Chelsea would be able to afford this outlay with the advent of FFP.