Across the English channel, rumours about interest in Franck Ribery refuses to go away but Bayern will not let him go without an inflated transfer price. Manchester United had in May 2009 made an initial inquiry to Bayern offering ₤63m for Ribery on condition that Ronaldo leaves. So now could be the time to exercise this Ribery option. The fans will be appeased if Ribery comes. The Premiership will welcome his direct running and quick footballing brain.
Good bye Ronaldo, the EPL will be much poorer viewing without you.