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Man Utd transfer news: Journalist makes bold claim about Real Madrid’s asking price for superstar

Journalist Ian McGarry claims Manchester United will have to pay €100 million to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Reds have been linked with a potential move to sign the Real Madrid superstar before the current transfer window shuts.

United sold Ronaldo to Los Blancos in what was then a world record £80 million deal in 2009.

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Ronaldo has since gone on to establish himself as one of Real Madrid’s all-time great players over the past nine seasons and fans of the La Liga giants shouldn’t want to see him leave.

The Portugal international has won two La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues, and the Copa del Rey. 

But, after winning his third consecutive Champions League with Real Madrid, in a 3-1 victory over Liverpool, Ronaldo hinted that his future may lie elsewhere.

That lead to United being constantly linked with a swoop to re-sign Ronaldo under his compatriot Jose Mourinho, despite rumours of the pair not getting alone during the Portuguese tactician’s reign as Madrid manager.

“Real Madrid will sell him [Ronaldo] for the €100 million mark,” McGarry told the Transfer Window podcast.

United finished in second place in the Premier League last season, while rivals Manchester City won the title. We’ve only won the league twice since Ronaldo left for Madrid.

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