Cristiano Ronaldo may still move back to England, but it's hard to know exactly how much he would be worth.
How much would it cost an English club to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Premier League? A question that has arisen quite prominently since his comments last week - where he reportedly told the Spanish court that he wishes to return to the British Isles.
Ronaldo is currently being investigated for tax fraud regarding his image rights income - where it is believed that the former Manchester United attacker has sneaked a cheeky £13m behind the backs of the Spanish tax authority - but now admits that he never had such problems in England, which is why he wants to return:
"In England, I never had these problems, that's why I want to go back there. I always paid my taxes, always," he told the court - according to the Mirror.
"In England and in Spain. And I always paid. As you know, I can not hide anything, it would be ridiculous on my part to do such a thing."
So, how much would the Portuguese forward cost a team nowadays?
It's important to consider the variables. In 2015, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes claimed that his client would be available for £300m - which two years later, is still a ridiculous sum of money regardless of the inflation that the transfer market has undergone in that time.
Having seen Neymar join PSG for around £198m, Ronaldo would surely cost less - he's seven years senior to the 25-year-old Neymar, and has little time on his side, though his ability is unquestionable.
To buy Ronaldo out of his contract would cost a mere €1b, but anyone willing to do that would be out of their minds. The 32-year-old was quoted earlier in the summer to cost around £130m for any suitor, and given that Philippe Coutinho is expected to join Barcelona for £100m - it wouldn't be too outrageous.