Manchester United’s hopes of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club from Real Madrid means they have to cough up a lot of cash. They have to put together a package worth 140 million pounds (20.4 Billion Kenya shillings), to get Cristiano back.

Cristiano-Ronaldo-9Ronaldo, 29, had been targeted by United in 2013 before the forward eventually signed a new contract at the Bernabeu last September. Speculation over a possible return to Old Trafford has been reignited. This is following reports that Europe’s top clubs have information about the likely cost of a potential deal.

United broke the British transfer record in the most recent transfer window when they signed Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 60 million pounds, the stand-out deal in the club’s 150 million-pound summer outlay that also included bringing in striker Radamel Falcao on loan from Monaco. Both players share the same agent, Jorge Mendes, as Ronaldo.

Despite missing out on Champions League football this season, record sponsorship deals with Adidas and Chevrolet and a host of other lucrative marketing deals across the globe mean that United would be able to afford funding such a deal.

cristiano-ronaldo-wallpaper67Real Madrid’s 602 million-euro debts is at the root of why the reigning European champions have started selling star players for big money in recent years.

United manager Louis van Gaal said last week that he would be interested in a deal — though he expressed doubt that the European champions would sell the Portugal international — while one United fan group is planning to fly a banner over the Bernabeu during Ronaldo’s next match requesting him to “come home.”

Ronaldo moved to the Bernabeu in 2009 for what was then a world-record fee of 80 million pounds after winning three Premier League titles, the Champions League and a plethora of individual awards during his six-year spell at Old Trafford.

Source: ESPN FC