Can Cristiano Ronaldo make a Premier League return? Possibilities for CR7 this summer

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Juventus this summer.

The Portuguese superstar joined the Italian giants for a fee of around €100 million back in 2018, but he has just one year left on his current deal, and he could leave the Allianz stadium soon.

Despite the fact that CR7 slamming the transfer speculationsstarting on the bench in Serie A opener has further fuelled the rumour mill. The five-time Balon d’Or winner had reportedly requested Juventus manager Allegri that he would like to start on the bench against Udinese.

Premier League clubs who can afford Ronaldo

Apparently, Ronaldo is keen on a move back to the Premier League, and he will only join clubs that are capable of offering Champions League football.

Manchester CityLiverpoolChelsea and Manchester United could be touted as his options, as Juventus should be open to parting way with the Portuguese.

These are the EPL clubs who could possibly think of affording his wages, even though Ronaldo could be offered as low as £25m this summer.

Will Juventus be interested in Ronaldo’s departure?

Juventus, who are working hard on financials, could save millions on his wages. Furthermore, if he leaves or Juventus can not renew the contract of its star player next summer, Ronaldo will move away for free.

Possibilities of Premier League Return

A move to Manchester City or Liverpool seems highly unlikely given his past with Manchester United. It would be extremely surprising if he decided to join United’s rivals this summer.

Despite being 36, the Portuguese international remains a top-class player who could prove to be a sensational short term addition for all four Premier League clubs.

In theory, Manchester City, Manchester United and Chelsea are the only ones that can afford his massive wages.

Chelsea and Manchester United are well stocked in the attacking department, and they are completely moving towards a different trajectory. It would be fair to assume that Manchester City are probably the most likely destination if Ronaldo returns to the Premier League.

The Premier League champions need to sign a goalscorer, and they are trying to sign Harry Kane from Tottenham. Ronaldo might be an alternative if the deal for the England international does not materialise. Financially they could secure the move in a fraction of Harry Kane transfer costs.

The complexity around Ronaldo’s wage structure, and perceived animosity between Ronaldo and Gourdiola from La Liga days, could deter the deal. 


Cristiano is more likely to complete his current Juventus contract, in absence of further triggering event in Manchester or in Paris this summer. His Juventus teammates are also expecting him to stay in Turin till 2022 summer.