Cristiano Ronaldo has fallen out of favor at Manchester United and is very likely to leave the club in the winter. The Portuguese would prefer to join a Champions League club - and now Karim Benzema's injury could open the door at Real Madrid. A return from CR7 to the royals is not really realistic.
For the Portuguese superstar, however, the negotiations apparently did not bring the hoped-for result. According to the Sky report, Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Real Madrid remains unlikely. Coach Carlo Ancelotti continues to plan with the currently injured Benzema in attack. Youngster Rodrygo could be considered as a replacement, but he prefers to act on the wing with the royal team. Should Benzema's recovery process be delayed, it would not be entirely impossible for Real to fall back on Ronaldo. Sooner or later, however, the current Ballon d'Or winner will return, which would mean trouble with CR7.
This article was originally published on 90min.com as Cristiano Ronaldo dreams of Real Madrid return: Here's the state of affairs.