Manchester United are reportedly preparing to make a mega-million euro move to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.
Ronaldo spent six years at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009, before a world record €80m transfer to the Santiago Bernabeu.
Following on from reported delays in contract renewal talks and rumours on and off through the year that he might leave, the Daily Star allege today that United are piecing together a ‘complex financial package’ to return Ronaldo to them in the summer.
The British tabloid suggest that the Red Devils are looking to bring in new sponsorship partner Chevrolet to help provide a way around UEFA’s Financial Fair Play regulations, and match the Portuguese’s current salary.
United would reportedly fund a £55m, €63.5m transfer to buy back the player and then agree a lower basic wage so as to remain within spending limits of their revenue streams. Then, Chevrolet would take on Ronaldo as a global ambassador as part of the transfer and cover the difference in his earnings.
Ronaldo’s agents are also speculated by the publication as exploring the commercial ventures possible for their client in the future and believe that they would tie in with a move back to the Premier League.