Ronaldo Old Trafford return 'not unrealistic' says journalist - here's why

Jan Aage Fjortoft believes that Cristiano Ronaldo could agree a deal to go back to Old Trafford as he shares the same agent as Falcao.

Former professional footballer-turned pundit Jan Aage Fjortoft says that it is 'not unlikely' that Cristiano Ronaldo will end up back at Old Trafford next summer. 

Ronaldo shares the same agent as Falcao, who completed a move to Old Trafford this summer, in Jorge Mendes and Fjortoft believes that could be the decisive factor in completing the deal. 

The Norwegian journalist says that Mendes could oversee a deal which would make every United fan delighted. 

Ronaldo made his name at the Red Devils, before going on to enhance his reputation as one of the greatest players in the world at Real Madrid, but rumours are starting surface that he could be unhappy in Spain. 

Indeed, the Portuguese man has regularly not ruled out a return to Old Trafford in the future and Fjortoft seems to suggest that a deal could be closer than many thought. 

The 29-year-old would not come cheap for United, but they have already shown they are not afraid to spend in their search of excellence this summer. 

Under the stewardship of LvG, the Red Devils have invested over £150 million in their squad over the summer and the suggestions are that this sort of expenditure could be planned for the next few seasons, too. 

United are determined to return to the top of the English game after struggling in the post-Ferguson era, and the hope is that the added quality to the side will lift them up the table.

If they can reach the top four this season, it may be another crucial factor in encouraging Ronaldo to come back to the club where he is so revered. 

The powerful attacker is a superstar of world football and he is unlikely to ever play for a side outside of Europe's elite competition, but if United can get there a deal doesn't seem entirely off the cards. 

Fjortoft does believe that LvG's side need to sign two centre-backs before even thinking about singing Ronaldo, but there does seem to be growing encouragement that a potential deal to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford could occur in the not too distant future. 

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