Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out the possibility of one day playing his football in France.
In an interview with Telefoot, the Portugal star, who has scored 22 goals in 20 La Liga matches so far this season, said he is happy at Real Madrid, but could be tempted to play in Ligue 1 when his contract at the Santiago Bernabeu comes to an end.
The Ballon d’Or winner admitted he has always had a soft spot for France and likes the French people, as his mother went there to work and fell in love with the country. He played down any fears of him leaving the Spanish capital any time in the near future though.
Ronaldo stated: “Maybe one day I’ll be in France to live and to play. Or maybe not. France has always been welcoming to the Portuguese people. My mother worked there. It’s a country that I really love. All I can say about French fans is that they continue to support me. I have a contract with Real until I am 33. I hope to stay here, I’m very happy.”
Speaking about the strength of French football at the moment, he picked out PSG as one of the favourites to win the Champions League this season. Laurent Blanc’s side, who were linked with a move for Ronaldo in the summer, cruised through their qualification group to set up a last-16 tie with Bayer Leverkusen.
“PSG will be a contender to win the Champions League. It’s a strong team and will be hard to beat. They will be one of the favourites to win this competition,” Ronaldo was quoted as saying.