Agent: Ronaldo’s Price is £785m
Jorge Mendes reveals what Manchester United would have to pay to have any hope of luring Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent has revealed it would take an offer of £785m for Manchester United to resign the Portuguese forward from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Old Trafford after saying in the summer ‘anything is possible’ when asked about a potential move.
It has also been reported the 29-year-old has grown unhappy at Real Madrid following the sales of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso.
But his agent, Jorge Mendes, rubbished the rumours last week, branding a deal ‘impossible’.
And asked again over the weekend whether Ronaldo could return to the Premier League, Mendes revealed it would take a astronomical bid from United.
He said: “I no longer get calls from anyone asking about Cristiano. It’s not worth them calling to ask for it.
“The price is that stated in his release clause – €1bn (£785m).”
Mendes’ latest declaration comes just days after he insisted Ronaldo would end his career at the Bernabeu.
He left United for Madrid in 2009 in a world record £80m deal.
Last week, Mendes said: “Cristiano is very happy at Real Madrid and has always been very happy. He’s going to break all the records with Real Madrid and he’s going to retire here.
“He is happy at Real Madrid and has always been happy here.
“Manchester United will always have a place in his heart, because he spent six years there. But he is only thinking about Madrid now and will always stay here.
“People know that it is impossible to take Cristiano from Real Madrid, so it’s not even worth calling.”