Ronaldo: I considered City move

The Portuguese winger was the subject of reported interest from

free-spending City earlier this summer, with record-breaking

transfer fees and bumper pay packets discussed. Ronaldo responded

to the rumours by hinting that he could be tempted back to England

if the price was right. He has, however, sought to play down any

chance of that happening this year by insisting that he will not

leave the Santiago Bernabeu will countryman Mourinho is overseeing

events in the Spanish capital. Ronaldo said in the Sunday Mirror:

“It’s flattering to be offered £20million a year – it’s very

good, but I spoke to my agent and I think it’s better to stay in

Madrid because this year we’re going to be the best. This season we

are going to be a big force. “Jose Mourinho is staying at Madrid so

I stay. “If he went to Chelsea then I would have left. I would have

gone to Manchester City. But now he’s staying, I’m staying.” While

his immediate future remains in Madrid, Ronaldo has revealed that

he does intend to take in a second spell in the Premier League.

Having enjoyed a successful six-year stint with Manchester United

between 2003 and 2009, he admits he would welcome the opportunity

to return at some stage in his career. “I think if I went from

Spain it would be to the Premier League – but not now,” he said.

“First we have to win the Champions League. “If I went back to the

Premier League it would be with a club in the North West. I don’t

like London.”