The Portuguese newspaper Record published today in the front page that “Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid” this summer. The striker is not happy in the club because Florentino Pérez doesn’t accept his pay-raise and he’s flirting with Neymar, who will take his place as the star of the team.
According to the newspaper, Real Madrid bosses already told Cristiano Ronaldo that he won’t receive the salary he wants. The club is willing to raise his salary, but they will never accept the numbers wanted by the player. Cristiano Ronaldo improved his salary only a couple years ago and that is enough for the bosses. However, the striker had problems with the Spanish tax authorities and Neymar or Leo Messi have improved their contracts meanwhile.
The star thinks that he deserves a better treatment, especially after leading the team in the last three seasons, winning also two Ballon d’Or in a row. Zidane’s departure doesn’t help for him to stay in the club as Cristiano Ronaldo values a lot his work. Zizou convinced him to rest during the season and he arrived at his best until the end of the season in the last three seasons. Ronaldo doesn’t have any close friends left in the squad because Pepe and Fabio Coentrao left the club, so Marcelo is his only close support in the dressing room. According to the newspaper, all these factors lead to an end of the relationship. Italy, France or England are his options for the future.
According to MARCA, José Ángel Sánchez, general chief at Real Madrid, had a meeting with Jorge Mendes, Cristiano’s agent, to speak about the future. They didn’t reach an agreement and Sánchez told Mendes that the club is willing to meet Cristiano’s expectations.
Cristiano Ronaldo said after the Champions League final that “it was very nice to be in Madrid”, hinting his departure. After that, he said that he will speak while training with Portugal. This week the star started preparing the World Cup with his national team, but he has kept silence. In the next few days he should clarify his intentions, but he still has contract until 2021 with Real Madrid, so it won’t be so easy to leave the Spanish capital. .