According to the latest reports, Real Madrid will demand an astonishing €200m (£174.5m) for the services their legendary No.7 Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.
Widespread reports on Friday suggested that Portuguese superstar had made the ‘irreversible’ decision to leave the Santiago Bernabeu Bernabeu following his charge of tax fraud in Spain.
The motives behind his desire of leaving Madrid, where he’s won three Champions League titles, are not yet confirmed but the news is of huge interest to former club Manchester United.
On the other side, Spanish publication Marca suggests that Los Blancos are trying to remain calm about Ronaldo’s decision and have slapped a sensational £175.4m price tag on the striker.
The La Liga champions do not wish to sell Cristiano Ronaldo but Marca claim they will listen to offers in the region of their valuation.
Real Madrid have paid a then-world record fee of £80m in cash to Man United for the Portugal captain back in 2009 and only two players have been sold for more since.
The Red Devils are highly unlikely to entertain any negotiations with Real Madrid unless they severely lowered their asking price or there was enough suggestion from Ronaldo’s side that he wanted to return. The 32-year-old has four years to run on his deal at the Bernabeu.