Cristiano Ronaldo’s imminent return to Manchester United from Real Madrid could be scuppered by the 32-year-old’s hefty wage demands with reports claiming the forward would be demanding close to £400,000 per week at Old Trafford.
Four-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo has made up his mind to quit the Santiago Bernabeu this summer as the Spanish authorities continue to probe the Portuguese over unpaid taxes reported to be worth £14m.
Ronaldo is currently paid £365,000 per week by Real and United are willing to match those wages though it is understood the player will be diplomatic enough not make excessive financial demands from the Red Devils as he has his heart set on rejoining the club he left eight years ago.
Since moving to Real in 2009 for a then world record transfer fee of £75m, Ronaldo has since earned himself a legendary status at the Spanish capital outfit, having scored 406 goals and provided 111 assists in eight seasons for Los Blancos.
He has also won two La Liga titles, two Copa del Reys, three Champions Leagues and two FIFA Club World Cups with Madrid.