On Sunday it was reported by the Daily Mail and the Mirror that Jose Mourinho would be looking to make Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo his major transfer target if he was to take the Chelsea hot-seat. There have been several rumours all year that Manchester United will look to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford but it has been reported that Mourinho would look to hijack any deal.
Although it is believed Roman Abramovich is willing to give Mourinho a transfer kitty of over £100 million this summer, it is very unlikely that Ronaldo would want to move to Stamford Bridge. The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson has overshadowed the Ronaldo question in recent weeks but it’s still quite obvious United will still at least try to sort out a deal for him.
Ronaldo’s stats speak for themselves since he moved to the Bernabeu, scoring 201 goals in 199 games for Madrid since his £80million move from United in 2009.
In the league this season, he has scored a goal a game with 34 goals in 34 games. He has also attempted the most shots in Europe with a remarkable 181 shots and 63% of them have been on target.
Ronaldo has 10 assists this season and has created 62 chances in total which shows he can be a team player too even if his 77% passing accuracy does let him down slightly.
He is obviously the complete player who would walk into any team in the whole world and clubs would be silly not to express an interest in Ronaldo. It is just a question of whether he would want to leave Real Madrid and even if he did, a decision to join Chelsea over his beloved Manchester United would be highly unlikely. The only way it would be possible is if Mourinho takes the Stamford Bridge job but even then I just can’t see it happening.
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