Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at the club for the rest of his playing days, according to Florentino Perez.
The club president, newly elected for a four-year term, said the Portuguese attacker’s future lies in the Spanish capital.
The former Manchester United player prompted much speculation about his future with Los Blancos back in the autumn of 2012 when he revealed he was unhappy with life in Madrid.
In recent weeks reports have surfaced he may be on his way back to Manchester United, while other big clubs across Europe including PSG have shown an interest in signing him.
Speaking at a press conference, Perez said Ronaldo is a key figure in the Real Madrid team and will play a central role in trying to secure a 10th Champions League.
He stated: “I think that Cristiano will end his professional career at Real Madrid. And that’s not all, I can tell all Madridistas that we will soon win la Decima with Cristiano.”
Perez also added to the speculation surrounding Gonzalo Higuain who said he goodbye to the club at the weekend and admitted he is seeking a new challenge. Juventus and Arsenal have been linked with the Argentinean but Perez stated he was confused by all the reports.
“Nobody has told me yet that Higuain is leaving. The club have never put him up for sale. We have always told him that we do not want to sell,” he said.