Cristiano Ronaldo: I have no intention of leaving

Cristiano Ronaldo: I have no intention of leaving


Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to put an end to speculation that he will leave Real Madrid by claiming he has no intention of quitting the Santiago Bernabeu.

Stories have emerged this season that he will look to move on in the summer, with former club Manchester United, French champions PSG or the MLS being options for the 30-year-old.

But in an interview with Antena 3, the club’s all-time leading goalscorer said he wants to stay in the Spanish capital. His current deal runs out in 2018.

He stated: “It is speculation. Every year, the same thing. I am calm, I feel good, and I am happy here. I have two years of contract and I am going to stay here.”

The talk of a move to PSG increased after he was seen hugging boss Laurent Blanc following the two teams’ clash in the Champions League. Ronaldo set the record straight though after people put two and two together and ended up with five.

“I have talked to many people. When people treat me well, I treat well. A muddle that does not exist was put together. What happened with Blanc was that he had spoken very well about me before and I only thanked him for his declarations and I told him that I had liked them a lot,” he commented.

With talk of a falling out with Rafa Benitez, Ronaldo also took time to back the Real boss.

“Benitez is doing a good job, he is adapting well and must be given time. We have won five games in a row and we are improving.”