Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has been up in the air for the last few months but it seems like the end of the saga could be near. It is now being reported that the Portuguese superstar is expected to sign a new deal to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu, which will be a massive boost to Real Madrid and the fans.
Ronaldo, who recently claimed his fifth Balon d’Or, had been rumoured to have made clear his wish to leave the club previously, with Paris Saint Germain and former club Manchester United interested in his services. That however looks like it will be put to bed, as Spanish publication ABC suggests a new deal with Real is in the offing.
ABC claim that the new contract will be a very lucrative one for the player, as you would expect. He will reportedly earn £26.5m per year, which would be an increase of almost £8m on his current deal.
The Main Man Stays
The new contract would see Ronaldo earn the same amount of money as Neymar does at PSG. Even though rumours suggested Cristiano was unhappy at Real in previous months, the player himself pledged his future to Los Blancos just last week.
“Of course I like living here. I’ve lived in this city since 2009 and I love the weather and the people.
“It’s close to Portugal and you can get there by car. Spain is a great country, I love it.
“Of course I want to stay here, I love this club.”
Everyone involved with Real Madrid, including Ronaldo himself, will admit that this season has not gone the way that everyone will have planned so far. That being said, the form does appear to be turning around, with a fantastic 4-1 win against Valencia showing that Zinedine Zidane and his men are not going to give up.