Date: 27th April 2021 at 3:22pm
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When Real Madrid shattered the world transfer record to sign Cristiano Ronaldo in 2009, few could have predicted quite what a successful career he would go on to have. 

Now, 12 years, 21 trophies, five Ballon d’Ors and 547 goals later, the Portugal international is reportedly considering a sensational return to Old Trafford.

The 36-year-old is coming to the end of his third season in Turin and, with Juventus looking uncertain to qualify for next season’s Champions League, Ronaldo is reportedly keen on finding himself a new club to compete in Europe with.

According to Marca, the five-time winner of Europe’s top club competition is considering his options for the future, however French Champions Paris Saint-Germain are currently leading the race to sign the forward.

The report suggests that the two main factors in deciding his next move are the ability of the team to compete in the Champions League, and also the promise of him being the main man in attack.

Having already conquered the Premier League, La Liga and Serie A, it may be that he is enticed by the prospect of competing in the French Ligue 1.

However, with Kylian Mbappe and Neymar both still at the French side, it is unlikely that Ronaldo would be perceived as the main striker in their star-studded frontline.

Ronaldo has cut a frustrated figure for most of the season so far.

Another stumbling block in the way of realising the dreams of United fans who want Ronaldo to return is the huge sums of money that could be required to make a deal happen.

United have already reportedly been priced out of a move for Erling Braut Haaland and, with speculation that the club could soon be sold gathering pace, it is unlikely that the current owners would sanction a deal for Ronaldo.

It has also been reported by the Daily Mail that Ronaldo will choose between the two clubs if Juventus fail to qualify for the Champions League, with the Italian side unable to pay his staggering £27 million annual salary.

Juventus are set to miss out on the Serie A title for the first time in almost a decade, with former Chelsea boss Antonio Conte’s Inter Milan side currently top of the league with just five games to go.

While missing out on the title would be unfortunate, failing to qualify for the Champions league could be disastrous for Juventus and could ultimately spell the end of Ronaldo’s time in Turin.

 
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