Gallardo: Ronaldo's Manchester United return depends on this man

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Francois Gallardo says Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Manchester United depends on his agent.

Respected football agent Francois Gallardo has suggested that Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United depends on one man; Jorge Mendes.

Mendes is one of the highest profile agents in the modern game and he could become a key players if Ronaldo is interested in pushing for a move away from Real Madrid and re-signing for United.

“On Wednesday Cristiano received a call from Ferguson [about returning to United]. He was he was happy at Real Madrid but the whole transfer depends on Jorge Mendes,” said Gallardo.

There’s every reason for United fans to be positive because Mendes also represents two players who moved to Old Trafford in the summer; Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao.

Therefore if Ronaldo decides that he undoubtedly wants a return to Old Trafford, some of the time involved with the leg work of such a big transfer can be saved because of Mendes’ recent experiences of dealing with the club.

It would still be a difficult deal because of Ronaldo’s reported wage demands but Mendes has proven he can be an effective middle man in terms of getting big deals done under time pressure in a transfer window.

Plenty of deals don’t happen because of the sheer volume of terms and conditions involved but Mendes already knows who to talk to and what sort of terms to expect from United.

Ronaldo’s apparent unhappiness at Real Madrid is surprising considering his status at the Bernabeu and the fact he’s arguably their best ever player.

However, it seems he’s never forgiven Los Blancos for selling Mesut Ozil to Arsenal and more recently Di Maria to United, who were two players he got on well with and two players who made his job in attack much easier.

Whether the move will happen, we’ll just have to wait and see but everything is in place for the transfer to become possible.

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