Cristiano Ronaldo returned to the place where it all started for him in his hometown of Madeira, Portugal, for an emotional Instagram post.
Welsh winger Gareth Bale has been linked with a move back to his former club Tottenham Hotspur, while there are also reports that Manchester United are still interested in his signature. "It is a tremendous feeling to look back and see what I achieved, from starting out kicking a ball on Madeira's streets".
"A happy 2018 to everyone who loves this sport and who suffers every weekend for their team, whichever colour your shirt might be".
I think the only advice for Paulo is to think just about his football and his journey, not worrying about comparisons with players like Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo had joined Real Madrid from United in 2009 for a then world-record fee of £80 million, after spending six glorious seasons at Old Trafford.
He also reportedly wants more reinforcements in defence.
On the day of the most recent El Mundo report, a tweet on Ronaldo's personal account read "I'm a prisoner of these beautiful babies" over a photo showing him with his three most recent children.