Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has given a hint that he might want to leave the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer transfer window, raising speculation about his second stint at Manchester United.
Football news: I think Ronaldo might go to United and play under Mourinho, says Fabio Capello
Former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello believes that the Portuguese superstar wants to play under Jose Mourinho and wants to be welcomed back to his teenage club Manchester United.
Ronaldo has given mixed feelings and sparked fresh round of transfer rumours after Madrid won the Champions League title for the third consecutive time.
He offered mixed messages with a promise that he would clarify it in “the next few days”. Moreover he made a declaration to the Madrid fans during the trophy parade in the capital of Spain that he would see them again in “next year”.
Amidst all these uncertainties, the 33-year-old can soon follow departed manager Zinedine Zidane to the exit route. If he does so, the most probable next destination would be the Red Devils.
Even Ronaldo’s mother prefers his son to back to where it all started, rather than embarking on an all-together new challenge in France with Paris Saint-Germain.
Capello said to Sky Sport Italia, “I think that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to go back to Manchester, to play for United and being coached by his compatriot Mourinho.”
The former Madrid boss and current England coach also said that if Ronaldo leaves the club, Madrid will rekindle their interest for Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski.
“Real Madrid would need to recover from Ronaldo's loss in terms of goals scored. The only available name at the moment is Robert Lewandowski,” Capello said.
While Lewandowski might fill in the shoes of Ronaldo, it would be however PSG’s Neymar who would be Madrid’s top target this year if the club is forced to look for attacking reinforcements.
Neymar has been linked to Madrid several times and the Brazilian might return to La Liga after a year on from leaving Barcelona for a €222 million deal.