Was it not just few days ago that Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent spelt it out explicitly that his client was not considering exiting the Santiago Bernabeu not to talk of heading back to Manchester? So why hasn’t the rumours subsided? Of a truth it should have, but when a journalist of Guillem Balague’s reputation says that the fans at Old Trafford should still be hopeful, well, they better be.
Ronaldo has been continuously linked with a move back to his former employers where he won his first Champions League and FIFA Ballon d’Or medals despite the fact that his ‘ridiculous’ price tag and his agents comments ought to have repelled any prospective bid. The Portuguese super star is currently having a glamorous part of his career having bagged 13 goals in the La Liga alone this season. His partnership with former Tottenham star Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez seems to be yielding desired results with Ronaldo set to champion Real Madrid’s quest to reclaim the La Liga title this season although the La Decima winners are presently 5 points behind arc-rivals Barcelona.
The comments made by the winger’s agent might be fuelled by the fact the super star is closing in on Real Madrid’s legend Raul’s Champions League record at the Bernabeu and he is expected to surpass the record by the end of this season.
However, Guillem Balague who is a regular pundit on Sky Sports show Revista de la Liga has suggested that the Old Trafford club could be welcoming their 2008 hero back into the fold sooner than expected. It should be recalled that in 2008, Balague launched his own personal website which includes a blog and news cache where he predicted correctly that Cristiano Ronaldo was leaving the Manchester giants for Real Madrid. In fact, it was he broke the news of a pre-contract agreement between the Spanish giants and the winger and this was later confirmed by the former Real Madrid chairman Ramon Calderon. Guillem who also reports for the Sky Sports from Spain, consistently breaks exclusive stories regarding transfers to and from the Spanish La Liga. Apart from the Ronaldo news, the has also broken proven transfer stories of David Beckham’s move to Real Madrid, Fernando Torres’s move from Liverpool to Chelsea, David De Gea’s move to Manchester United amongst other stories. The prolific journalist also correctly pointed out that David Villa or David Silva wasn’t heading to Liverpool as against other predictions.
So for Manchester United fans, this is to show you the extent of reliably that this piece of news has, you can now choose to either believe the agent who probably reflects Ronaldo’s intentions or continue to hope since the reliable Guillem Balague says so.