CRISTIANO RONALDO has been linked with a sensational return to Real Madrid.
That is after Ronaldo, 37, was spotted training at Real’s Valdebebas base following Portugal’s elimination from the 2022 World Cup in the quarter-finals to Morocco.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been training at Real Madrid after leaving Manchester UnitedGetty
Cristiano Ronaldo would still make Real Madrid’s starting line-up
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is looking for his next club after being axed by Manchester United following an explosive interview that saw him slam them from top to bottom.
The star forward is currently training away from the Los Blancos’ first-team.
It’s claimed the Spanish champions were more than happy to accommodate Ronaldo, with the relationship between club and player still strong.
The United legend has never been shy in revealing his fondness for Real and would happily return to the Santiago Bernabeu.
But despite president Florentino Perez’s kind words throughout the years, it’s believed the club have shut the door to a potential return as they don’t want to disrupt Carlo Ancelotti’s current squad.
But Ronaldo would still be able to make Ancelotti’s 4-3-3 formation if he completed an emotional return.
Ex-Chelsea star Thibaut Courtois would start in goal with Dani Carvajal at right-back and Ferland Mendy on the other side, while Eder Militao and David Alaba would team up at centre-back.
Luke Modric, Toni Kroos and Aurelien Tchouameni could then link up in midfield.
And Ronaldo would spearhead the attack alongside Vinicius Junior and Karim Benzema.
CR7 would cover the right flank of the front three with Vinicius on the other side.