Real Madrid have allegedly forbidden Cristiano Ronaldo to keep travelling several times a week to Morocco to visit his friend Badr Hari, Spanish newspaper El Espanol has revealed.
Journalist Pilar Vidal has claimed the club directors are not happy with the Portuguese’s performances this season, and they believe his trips to Morocco have a lot to do with it.
Apparently, Ronaldo’s private jet flight records show several journeys to the African country. The Portugal international would depart Madrid early in the afternoon and return at night several times a week.
Florentino Perez believes these trips are hurting the player’s reputation. Some newspapers had claimed the Ronaldo is in a gay relationship with Hari, a famous kickboxer.
The Los Blancos president has a very good relationship with King Mohamed VI of Morocco, and he has reportedly asked Moroccan authorities to keep him informed of Ronaldo’s trips. Should he visit this country again, Perez would take matters into his own hands.
Real directors are also afraid the footballer’s market value could go down, and they don’t want to lose any money should they decide to sell Ronaldo next summer.
British newspapers have recently reported Ronaldo’s visits to Hari could be just a cover to hide a relationship between the Portuguese and model Melanie Martins.