Manchester United Might Have Just Received The Biggest Boost Yet To Sign Superstar

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he would love to return to England, in a startling revelation just days before facing his old club Manchester United in the UEFA Super Cup. The Portuguese superstar is currently undergoing an investigation into his alleged €14.7million tax fraud. Spanish radio Cadena Ser (via The Daily Mail) has revealed extracts of his defence in the court this week.

The forward had a private hearing with judge Monica Gomez Ferrer on Monday and was talking about his frustrations with continuous allegations of tax fraud in the Spanish capital.

Ronaldo reportedly told the judge:

I never had a problem in England… that’s why I would like to go back to England.

The 32-year-old denied the accusations of tax evasion and has maintained that he always paid more tax than he should have. He also denied any knowledge of using offshore accounts to evade tax.

Near Impossible To Re-sign Ronaldo

When the accusations surfaced earlier this summer, there were reports that the vexed superstar wanted to move out of the Spanish capital.

He is adored by the fans at Old Trafford and Ronaldo loves the adulation whenever he comes to Manchester. Time and again, he has indicated of how much he is supported at United, unlike the continuous scrutiny he undergoes at Madrid.

Ronaldo

However, Real have maintained that they would not offload their prolific forward and even United admitted that signing him would be an ‘impossible mission’.

Mbappe’s Arrival To Signal The Exit Of BBC?

The impending arrival of Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco though, makes things interesting. The 18-year-old forward has already told Madrid that he would not want to come only to sit on the bench. That would mean repealing of the famous BBC trio – Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, and Cristiano Ronaldo.

The first two remain the more dispensable of the three, although the tax allegation problems for Ronaldo makes things interesting.

Not the only one

Interestingly, Ronaldo is not the only player accused of tax fraud, as Lionel Messi too had to earlier undergo a trial as well. Players have often voiced their concerns about the unnecessary tribulations they had to undergo.

Will it spur the exit of Ronaldo? Hard to say, although the release clause of €1 billion and Real’s intent of holding on to him make the signing of Ronaldo a dream.