Manchester United’s new sponsor Chevrolet who’s kit sponsorship deal kick start from season 2014/2015 onwards are reported to be very keen to re-unite Cristiano Ronaldo with Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. According to reports they want to make Ronaldo their global ambassador to help bring him back to Manchester. The Portuguese been tipped to leave Real Madrid in summer due to his contract extension breakdown with the Spanish club. The Daily Star reports that Ronaldo believes he has not been given the respect he deserves in Spain and decided to leave the capital in summer, a return to Manchester United has always been his preferred choice with the player still in love with the manager,players and fans of the club in which he spent 6 years of his footballing career and won all the major honours including Ballon d’Or. The big hurdle would be whether the Premier League leaders could offer a salary to rival the player’s current £220,000-a-week deal and stay within the new UEFA Financial Fair Play regulations which come into force next season. But there is an alternative option which would see a player agree a salary with a side and then sign a separate endorsement package with the club’s sponsors. And it is exactly that model which is being considered at Old Trafford, with new club sponsors Chevrolet ready to make Ronaldo their global ambassador to help bring him back to Manchester. The only stumbling block is the £370m seven-year sponsorship deal is not due to start until season 2014/2015 but Starsport understands talks are on-going to buy current backers Aon out of their deal a year early. That would allow United to sign Ronaldo and GM to tie up an individual endorsement deal with the player which arguably will be the biggest transfers in history.
Interesting thing. Liverpool are as close to relegation as City is to us.