Football Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo Leaves Real Madrid by End of the Season?

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In what could be one of the major talking points for next season, ace Portuguese footballer Cristiano Ronaldo is rumored to leave Spanish Giants, Real Madrid, by end of the season for Manchester United.

He has been previously linked with moving to Old Trafford several times, after his estranged relationship with former manager of Real Madrid, Jose Mourinho. However, there is no word from Manchester United’s manager, Louis Van Gaal, to confirm these rumours. Van Gaal previously talked about his failed attempt to bring CR7 back to playing at Old Trafford back in July.

Having spent seven years at Madrid following the world record £80million move from United in 2009, Cristiano Ronaldo is seeking to take up the challenge next summer, reports Mirror UK. The report also states that the new world record fee of £90million set by Real Madrid is justifiable given the brilliant track record and goal scoring abilities of Ronaldo. Clubs might also feel the record fee is a bit too much for the 30-year-old star whose fate is yet to be decided.

The Reds are desperately trying to sign Ronaldo before cash-rich Paris Saint German makes their move and brings him to France for remainder of his career. Sources also reveal that £70million contract fee would be a more realistic figure for Ronaldo who will be turning 31 next February.

In other transfer news, Philipe Coutinho and Theo Walcott are linked to Barcelona, reported Sky Sports. Barcelona star Neymar has fuelled more speculation about the transfer news with his comment and feels that the Liverpool playmaker and compatriot, Coutinho, would suit Barcelona’s playing style.

The Catalan giants are also moving to a closure on signing Theo Walcott from the Gunners and play at Nou Camp. Both Coutinho and Walcott are believed to match Barcelona’s playing standards and it is only a matter of time when Barcelona Makes their move.

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