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Cristiano Ronaldo

World footballer of the year Cristiano Ronaldo has been reported on many occasions to be unsatisfied with life in Spain. Although this is not the first time the player has been the subject of these kinds of reports, this time, there seem to be a little more to the story.

The Portuguese football icon is believed to be angered by his current wage being less than what the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar earn and talks as regards an increment are not forthcoming.

This situation has brought up talks of a move away from Madrid with PSG or Man United as potential destinations.

Latest reports from the UK suggest that Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho despite being close to acquiring Alexis Sanchez from Arsenal has sanctioned a move for Cristiano Ronaldo.

It is still believed that many on the club’s board still favour a move for their former star and are eager to make this happen despite the cost.

A move for the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner is set to cost in excess of £170m with a salary cost of over £25m a year.

The belief at the club is, in spite of his age – as he turns 33 next month – his high marketability as regards merchandise would see the club recoup these figures in no time.

A move, however, is most likely to happen in the summer. For now, Man United edge closer to Alexis Sanchez as the club are confident a deal can be struck for the 29-year old Chilean international even if Henrikh Mkhitaryan cannot be convinced to move the other way.

The writer is a passionate Man United fan. He has good insights into the world of football especially the English Premier League.