More than a year ago, Cristiano Ronaldo signed a new contract with Real Madrid, until mid 2021. Three years longer than the original commitment and a more or less unchanged annual salary of eighteen million euros, although an additional two million euros may be added depending on sporting achievements. However, Portuguese does not know whether he is going to end his career in Santiago Bernabéu.
Ronaldo, who celebrates his 33rd birthday in February, was asked on Saturday after the World Cup’s victory for club teams whether he saw his last few years as a footballer in Real Madrid’s shirt. Until then, the Portuguese had been happy to answer all the questions:”End my career at Real Madrid? I don’t know, I’m not the one who leads the club…. Yes, it is an option. We will see”, said Ronaldo with a serious look.
Various media reports in Spain on Sunday confirm that Ronaldo did not forget some of the comments made by Florentino Pérez during the presentation of the Ballon d’ Or. In Paris, the Portuguese said that it was his intention to pursue the last years of his career as Merengue, but minutes later Pérez did not make himself loved by insinuating that Ronaldo’s stay in Madrid had a best-before date and he also included Neymar in his story.
“For me, Cristiano Ronaldo is the most complete soccer player after Alfredo Di Stéfano, he is his successor”, according to preses times the gala.”But, just as with Di Stefano, there will also be a new stage after Ronaldo,” A few hours later Pérez flirted with Neymar.”Yes, Neymar has a better chance to play the game. This club has everything that top football players need. Or will Neymar make it? That would not be a bad idea.
Zinédine Zidane hopes that he will have Ronaldo for a long time to come,”The best footballer of all time? Yes, I think so,”assured Real Madrid’s rehearser,”I hope he will sign another new contract as soon as that moment comes. It is crucial that he stays with us until the end of his career, that he stays here until the end of his career.
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