It’s almost as if Cristiano Ronaldo knew it was a slow-ish news day for sports desks across the World, and decided to throw a massive, perfectly-manicured spanner into the works.
According to wide-spread reports, he has indicated that he wants out of Real Madrid in a huff over accusations of tax fraud in Spain.
You’ll never guess who is the favourite to snag his signature? Manchester United. That’s right, they’re ODDS ON at 8/11 to bring him back ‘home’.
Take one look at Twitter right now and you’ll see Red Devils fans screaming “#RonBack” (a re-work of the #PogBack hashtag used last season) and others wondering if he’s trapped in a mystery airport airport along with Wesley Sneijder.
Next in the list of clubs begging for his signature are PSG, currently priced at 2/1, followed by any Chinese club at 5/1 and any MLS club at 10/1.
Ronaldo to United every year.pic.twitter.com/GndNp2caTp
— Jose 'Judas' fan (@SemperFiUnited) June 16, 2017
It’s likely plenty of football fans are hitting mute on his name right now, but our punters are piling in the cash, and backing him to make a return to Old Trafford.
Spokesperson Paddy Power said: “I’m with Ronaldo here. If I were accused of something I absolutely didn’t do, my first reaction would definitely be to emigrate immediately.
“Irrespective of the tax case in Spain, Manchester United are in the need of a supremely talented, walking ego with exorbitant wage demands since Zlatan left – so seem the most natural fit.”
8/11 Man United
5/1 Any Chinese club
10/1 Any MLS club
12/1 Man City