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"I will complete my contract at Real Madrid, I am very clear despite all the rumours. What happens after that, I cannot say," Ronaldo told fifa.com.
The former United star's Real deal runs to 2015.
I think it is probable he will return to United in 2015 for ZERO transfer fee plus high wages obviously. He will be 28/29 with 3/4 years at the top still. Some will say by then he will be on the slide because he relies on his physical attributes, partly this is true, but he is a 'clever' player and will more than make up for that with his maturity.
I don't think this is wishful thinking, but have always held this view since before the Madrid transfer.
- 3 Replies to jim w
He will be 30 in 2015, and probably looking for a new challenge in Italy so that he's played in all of the big 3 leagues, before returning to Sporting. I don't think he'll be back. Real certainly won't let him run down his contract.
"I think it is probable he will return to United in 2015 for ZERO transfer fee plus high wages"
Shouldn't Ronaldo's return be dependent on whether he fits in with the new manager's plans? In 3 or 4 years' time, I'd be very surprised if Fergie is still at the helm of Man U.
A year ago I might not have agreed with you, but I think circumstances off the pitch have made him appreciate what he had with us, the unique family atmosphere and support at the club, which has seen him mature considerably as a man.
Unless hes down to 6 months on his contract or has a terrible season (sure!) Im not sure wed be able to afford him, although I could be wrong on that given latest developments with the glazers.