When Cristiano Ronaldo made his £80 million move to Real Madrid, most pundits had their say.
It was the start of the end of Manchester United with us selling our best player and probably the best player in the world at the time. It was also meant to be the start of the Real Madrid revival. With Ronaldo and Kaka joining, they were surely going to overthrow Barcelona as not only the best team in Spain, but probably the best team in the world.
Fast forward two years and things have not worked out how many had predicted. Manchester United are still a force to be reckoned with, both in the Premier League and in Europe. Antonio Valencia and Nani have both stepped up to the plate to fill the gap left by Ronaldo and younger players such as Rafael, Fabio, Smalling and Hernandez are starting to show their worth to United.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, have not done as well as most predicted. Still lagging behind Barcelona in the league and being out played by them in Europe. Their only success in the two years has been a Copa del Ray, which perhaps fittingly, was dropped under a bus.
Also, Lionel Messi, the second best player in the world (After Gareth Bale of course), has found another gear. His performances have really put Ronaldo in the shade over the past couple of years.
So, what I am trying to say is, come home Ronnie.
It would probably cost in the region of £75 million to bring him back (if they are willing to sell of course) Even the most optimistic fans would agree that we will probably won’t have more than around the £40 million mark to spend in the summer. So where can we find the missing £35 million from?
Tomasz Kuszczak looks like he is leaving. We should get £5 million for him. £45 million.
Dimitar Berbatov’s position in the team has been taken by The Little Pea. Many are tipping him to leave this summer. He is only 30 years old and is currently the Premierships leading scorer. We should get at least £10 million for him. £55 million.
Rumour has it, Osama Bin Laden was killed by a wayward Darron Gibson long range shot in training. The FBI had a £15 million reward on the head of Bin Laden. No doubt the Glazers are already in touch with them. £70 million.
We could also sell Darron Gibson. For a player of Gibson’s quality and ability, we should be looking at around the 50p mark. £70,000,000.50
Lastly, I am offering to sell my Mum. She can cook a quality Cottage Pie, is world class with a hoover and makes a quality cup of tea. Surely we could get £5 million from City for her. £75,000,000.50
So there we have it. We could afford Ronaldo, the majority of fans would love him back and I have a feeling Ronaldo would love to come back home.