Former Real Madrid midfielder Rafael Martín Vázquez insists Cristiano Ronaldo's return to Los Blancos is not impossible, but admitted money could be a problem in any potential deal.
After Juventus crashed out of the Champions League last week, Ronaldo has been rumoured with a return to the Spanish capital. Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane even admitted there may be some truth in rumours linking the Portuguese international with a move back to the Spanish giants.
Vázquez says Ronaldo's return to Real Madrid looks less complicated than his move to Juventus looked three year ago.
"In football as in life, we can’t rule anything out. I can't discard it. The situation is complex, but nothing is impossible," he told La Gazzetta dello Sport [via Football Italia].
"There is a great love story behind, between the club and the player, between the president and the player.
"The tensions caused by the farewell have been overcome."
He added: "It seemed impossible that he could join Juventus three years ago. It looks less complicated that he can return to Madrid now."
Vazquez also insisted Ronaldo's age will not be a problem as he claimed the Portuguese will "carry on scoring for a while".
"He hasn't suffered severe injuries. He has scored almost one goal per game in Serie A. I think he'll carry on scoring for a while, whether it is at Real Madrid or Juventus or somewhere else
“It's part of his DNA and you can't cancel that. Also, he created a perfect attacking partnership with Benzema. It would be a great signing from Real Madrid."
However, Vazquez also noted money could be a problem as Real Madrid would need to pay Juventus transfer fee to sign Ronaldo. If the 36-year-old returns to the La Liga side, they would also need to pay his massive salary. He said: "Money, however, could be a problem. We have to see if Juventus are willing to sell him for free. Don't forget he has a high salary too.
"It would be a costly operation, and it’s complicated to do something expensive in football nowadays."