Madrid Press: Cristiano Ronaldo contract talks rumble on

Madrid Press: Cristiano Ronaldo contract talks rumble on


The main focus of the Madrid press this morning in the ongoing saga over Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract.

Marca’s front page quotes club president Florentino Perez in the headline. “Cristiano will continue,” he confidently claims. He adds “he wants to stay, and I want him to stay”.

Perez also states he sees the 28-year-old as the new Alfredo di Stefano and the team will be built around him.

Meanwhile, AS carries quotes from the player about his future. The forward, who is currently away on international duty with Portugal, denies talks have taken place over a new deal.

“I haven’t spoken to anyone yet. The most important thing now is the national team,” he stated.

Elsewhere, the two sports papers have plenty of coverage of Spain’s 2-1 win over Haiti. AS focuses on Iker Casillas’ return to the starting line up after 136 days out, and claims that was the only highlight of the match.

Marca runs a story in Gonzalo Higuain and say Los Blancos’ directors have called a summit with the player’s representatives to sort out his future.