Cristiano Ronaldo Admits He Wants A Return To England In Shock Interview
Cristiano Ronaldo has been embroiled in a 'will he/won't he?' transfer saga this summer after it was alleged that the 32-year-old owed the Spanish government €14 million, relating to his image rights.
The Real Madrid man was left "outraged" with the case, according to The Guardian, and wanted to leave Spain. "I'm leaving Real Madrid, it's decided. I won't change my mind." Cristiano Ronaldo told his Portugal teammates, via Marca.
As per usual, Manchester United were linked with a move for their former number seven, but rumours of a move way from Los Blancos evaporated.
Weeks after those rumours emerged, Ronaldo has remarkably opened the door to a transfer back to England during his court case over alleged tax fraud.
Ronaldo admitted that he never had such problems during his time in England as he stood on accusations of €14.7 million tax fraud.
Ronaldo said: 'In England I never had problems, that's why I'd like to come back,' as quoted via Cadena SER.
'I always taxed, always, in England and Spain, and I will always pay taxes, as you know, I can not hide anything, it would be ridiculous of me, I'm like an open book. Forbes magazine, for example, gets everything I earn.'
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His latest quotes come just weeks after David Beckham gave him a piece of advice.
Beckham, who left Old Trafford for the Bernabeu, in 2003, was asked about Ronaldo's future during a previous report of unrest back in 2015 and admitted that, had the opportunity ever presented itself, he would have returned to United in a heartbeat.
"I'd have crawled back if I could but I never had the opportunity." Beckham said via The Manchester Evening News
"I'd never advise any player to not return to Man Utd. If he decides to leave Real Madrid, then for me personally, the only place that he should come is back to United.
"Cristiano is such a fans' favourite here, he was so successful here, such a hard worker. Everyone you talk to or has played with him says he is one of the most talented players in the world."
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(H/T: Cadena SER)