The future of Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo still remains up in the air after refusing to comment on reports coming out of Spain that said he had penned a new five-year deal with the Spanish Giants.
MARCA is reporting that CR7 has committed himself to Real Madrid until 2018 with an increase in salary earning him now 17€ million a season after tax, along with a new deal concerning his image rights.
Call me a sceptic but I have understood all along the problem the Portuguese had with Madrid was that he wanted 20€ million preseason net, and that real Madrid were balking at that figure.
My assumption until I hear the news from a more reliable source is that the Portuguese international could very well be returning to Manchester United in a deal put together between sponsors Nike and Chevrolet.
Ronaldo said: “I’m not going to confirm anything – I’m just going to do my job like I always do.
“My future – I don’t know. At this moment I’m a player of Madrid, the future, I really don’t know.
“Let’s see what’s going to happen – but for the moment, I’m good where I am.”
When talking about Madrid’s pursuit of Gareth Bale Ronaldo said:
“I’m happy here – I think the players I have beside me, they are great – I’m not going to speak about other players.”
Currently Real Madrid are in the U.S.A on their summer tour and will take on former manager Jose Mourinho who recently told ESPN that he had coached the real Ronaldo, and not the new one, and asked what he thought of his former coaches comments CR7 said:
“There are some things in life that don’t deserve any mention. This is one of those things and I won’t comment on it for obvious reasons. I always respect my coaches and try to learn from them.
As we say in Portugal: ‘I don’t spit on the plate I eat on.’ That’s how I feel. I prefer to try and remember the positive side [to Mourinho].”
When asked if he would be looking to get one over on his former boss when Madrid takes on Chelsea in the Guinness Cup final Ronaldo said:
“We are facing Chelsea, not their coach. Although it’s like any other game, we want to win.”