Well, it looks like Real Madrid head honcho Carlo Ancelotti is really keen to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Santiago Bernabeu, from the way the reports have been flying about.
Ancelotti is eager to bring Ronaldo back to the Spanish capital ahead of this month’s transfer deadline, according to reports, as the mercurial 36-year-old has entered into the final year of his current deal with Juventus and is yet to embark on fresh terms with the Serie A juggernauts.
Ronaldo’s future at this point in time seems to be far from being definitive, with a number of clubs reportedly hopeful of securing his signature, especially with Paris Saint-Germain having been crazily linked with a move for the Portugal skipper in recent weeks amid rumors of the Parisian outfit pushing to link up CR7 with his nemesis Lionel Messi at the Parc des Princes while waiting on a resolution to Kylian Mbappe’s overly-drawn out contract situation.
With less than a year remaining on his contract, the Frenchman is believed to be weighing up a potential switch to Real Madrid with the latest reports suggesting that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi could be planning to offload the young French wizard this summer to avoid losing him on a free transfer next year, with Ronaldo coming in as his replacement.
However, it seems as though Ronaldo could be denied the opportunity to join PSG in order to make a sensational return to Real Madrid.
Ancelotti remains a huge admirer of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and would like to see him back at the Bernabeu in the near future, according to Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre on El Chiringuito.
The Italian boss managed Ronaldo to great effect during his previous spell at Real Madrid, with the latter finding the net on 110 occasions from a century of appearances under the former’s guidance.
It is claimed that Ancelotti is ‘obsessed’ with the idea of bringing Ronaldo back to Spain, but any final decision is expected to rest with club president Florentino Perez.
The controversial 74-year-old will have the final say in whether to mount an approach for Ronaldo, with Juventus yet to receive a bid from Real Madrid, according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano.
Despite the rumors to the contrary, PSG are not believed to be serious contenders for the forward this season as the Parisien giants have already signed Messi on a free transfer, paying the Barcelona icon a substantial wage, while the likes of Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos have also joined the club in recent months. But come next season, it would be an entirely different scenario with CR7 waltzing around on his Bosman status.
Meanwhile Juventus are reportedly looking to keep Ronaldo until at least the expiry of his current deal, suggesting that Real Madrid could struggle in any attempts to force through a move this summer.
However, with Ronaldo able to negotiate a free transfer with non-Italian clubs from January, it remains to be seen whether a return to La Liga could eventually be on the cards if he decides against signing a new contract with Juventus.
Credit: Football Tribe Malaysia