Cristiano Ronaldo is the greatest player in the history of Real Madrid. His transfer in 2009 is the greatest in the history of football, because he took a Madrid side that was consistently underperforming below its potential and restored the Merengues to their former glory, winning a total of four Champions League titles as the team’s best player during his time there.
Adding to his mystique, Ronaldo left for Juventus in 2018 on top, having won his third straight Champions League – a competition he would never come close to winning again after leaving Los Merengues.
Currently, Ronaldo is 37 and remains one of the most prolific goal-scorers in world football, though he is finding life difficult at Manchester United, who need to begin a new project and rebuild under manager Erik ten Hag.
So the Ronaldo transfer rumors are back on, with the Mirror already linking Cristiano to Real Madrid.
But Madrid are set to begin a new project of their own with a new Bernabeu and a new superstar, Kylian Mbappe, to go with current superstars Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr. And that’s not even factoring in a possible breakout from Rodrygo Goes, who has been tremendous lately.
There is still a lot of love among Madridistas for Ronaldo after all he did at the club, but there is also a recognition that things are not the same for him or the club. Thus, the reactions to a possible reunion are a bit complicated.
Real Madrid probably don’t want Cristiano Ronaldo back
Florentino Perez may not have the highest opinion of Cristiano Ronaldo behind closed doors, but if there is one man who could make a reunion happen, then it is Flo. Would he? I doubt it, given he publicly denied the Ronaldo transfer rumors last year.
Technically, he did make his way back to Manchester United…eventually. But it is funny how that works. Now that things are not going well at United because the club is a mess, Real Madrid are posed by the media as the saviors for CR7.
I am sure that’s how Perez sees it, too. He has his guys, Mbappe, Vinicius, Rodrygo, and the best player in the world, Karim Benzema.
A yearly tradition.
If you are a fan of both Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid, good luck. You are in for a lot of rumors trying to get your hopes up and potentially ugly blowback from the fans who are growing tired of said rumors. But dreaming? Dreaming is free, and I do not blame anyone for dreaming of Ronaldo coming back after the fond memories in the past.
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Ronaldo to Madrid is a transfer rumor we are used to hearing, and the rumors will only heat up as the months roll on and the turmoil at United continues. CR7 probably won’t be staying with the Red Devils into 2022/23, and while Los Blancos are not an impossible landing spot for the legendary forward, I could see PSG or even Manchester City being more likely for Cristiano than the club he achieved the greatest success with.