Manchester United have been handed a boost in the hunt for Cristiano Ronaldo with a top agent saying he’s likely to leave Real Madrid.
United have been looking into a possible deal for Ronaldo in recent weeks, with Louis van Gaal planning on making a ‘surprise’ forward signing.
Now agent Santos Marquez, who represents Iker Casillas and has close roots to Madrid, says Ronaldo could leave.
‘Will anyone speak out and Madrid why Cristiano has sold his image rights to Peter Lim?,’ said Marquez on the Sky Sports website.
‘That’s not normal; it suggests that Cristiano is planning to leave.
‘Imagine Cristiano generating 40 million euros elsewhere and giving it to Peter Lim, Valencia’s owner.
‘It ends up in Valencia’s coffers and that’s deplorable.’