MANCHESTER UNITED breaks figures to beat Juventus in the race for Cristiano Ronaldo.
Executive Vice President Ed Woodward is studying the money from the Italian giants’ 88 million pound bid to attract Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar.
United are not scared by the dues or his salary, which is over £ 500,000 a week.
They are ready to offer their former star, 33, who left for the Bernabeu in 2009, a three-year contract. And they do not worry about Ronaldo’s bad relationship with José Mourinho during their time together at Real Madrid.
But United having already privately acknowledged that they could not capture Ronaldo’s teammate, Gareth Bale, CR7 had become the subject of an open discussion within the club’s hierarchy.
Chelsea’s Willian remains a major target, but the club is not ready to compete with Chelsea’s 70 million pound bid.
Woodward agrees that in an attempt to compete with Manchester City Premier League supremacy, Mourinho needs an iconic figure.
The one who would have an impact as important on the field as he would have with the sale of jerseys and sponsorship contracts.
United is well aware that no agreement has been reached with Juve, which would also be financially constrained to pay the amounts mentioned.
Woodward and his board of directors see no reason why they should not continue their discussions with Ronaldo’s super-agent, Jorge Mendes, who also represents Mourinho.
It was Mendes who negotiated the deal that allowed 19-year-old Diago Dalot to return to Old Trafford.