Manchester United shirt sponsor Chevrolet are ‘ready to bankroll a move to bring global superstar Cristiano Ronaldo BACK to Old Trafford’ from Juventus
- Manchester United shirt sponsor Chevrolet reportedly want to play a role financially in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford
- American car company has noticed Ronaldo’s commercial value at Juventus
- Despite turning 36, the forward would still command a huge fee and large wages
Ronaldo spent six highly successful years at Old Trafford, scoring 118 times in 292 appearances and winning three Premier League titles, three domestic cups and the Champions League plus the first of his now five Ballon d’Ors.
Chevrolet are reportedly keen to finance a return to Manchester United for Cristiano Ronaldo
The Michigan-based American car company has been the Red Devils’ shirt sponsor since 2014
Reports suggest the Italian champions are thinking about selling Ronaldo due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
If he were sold, Andrea Pirlo’s side would get his hefty £28million per season wage off their books and try to regain the majority of the £100m fee they paid Real Madrid in July 2018.
And Ronaldo’s former employers could be handed a financial windfall if they decide to pursue him.
Cristiano Ronaldo spent six hugely successful seasons at Old Trafford from 2013 to 2019
The Portuguese forward won three Premier League titles and a Champions League at the club
Auto Esporte claim Chevrolet – Manchester United’s shirt sponsor since 2014 – believe bringing the Portuguese back would be a shrewd business move.
The American car company has noticed with interest the positive effect Ronaldo has had on Juventus’ shirt sponsor and Chevrolet competitor, Jeep.
Juventus’ shares also climbed 30 per cent on the Milan stock exchange a week after his headline-grabbing transfer to Turin.
Despite the circa £100m transfer fee, Ronaldo has proved a commercial gem for Juventus
Chevrolet would need deep pockets to finance a move, with Ronaldo earning £28million a year
With Ronaldo still in sparkling domestic and international form, he would come at an extremely high cost.
According to business magazine Forbes, he is the first footballer and only the third sportsman ever to earn $1billion during his glittering career, and United would need to satisfy his and Juventus’ expectations.
However, Sportsmail reported on Saturday that Ed Woodward would back manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in the transfer market.