Ronaldo future unresolved

Cristiano Ronaldo says his future "still hasn't been resolved" despite reports he had agreed a new deal with Real Madrid.

Last Updated: 05/08/13 at 08:21 Post Comment

Cristiano Ronaldo's future at Real Madrid remains unclear, after the forward refused to confirm reports from Spain that he has agreed a new five-year contract with the club.

Marca has reported that the Portuguese has tied down his future at the Bernabeu until 2018, increasing his salary to 17million euros (£14.8million) per year after tax and negotiating a new arrangement over the sale of his image rights in the process.

Ronaldo has two years to run on his deal at Madrid, who paid a world record £80million fee to prise him away from Manchester United in 2009, but has courted speculation over his future by revealing that he misses English football. United have subsequently been heavily linked with the player.

Quoted in AS, Ronaldo said: "The situation still hasn't been resolved and I don't think now is the right time to talk about it.

"Perhaps we'll be able to give more concrete news about this further down the line but now the only thing in my remit is to train and work."

He also gave little away about his thoughts on Madrid's pursuit of the Tottenham star, who is expected to break the record Ronaldo set for being the most expensive player in the world.

Madrid are believed to be ready to pay £95million for Gareth Bale but Ronaldo said: "I'm not qualified to talk about new players, but I'm very happy with the players the team already has.

"In terms of the transfer fee, you should speak to the coach [Carlo Ancelotti] and president [Florentino Perez] about that. I have my opinion, but I'm not going to reveal it in front of the cameras."

Ronaldo is in Los Angeles with the Madrid squad for their tour of the USA.

Ancelotti's side have won both games they have played in the United States so far this summer, against LA Galaxy and Everton respectively in the Guinness Champions Cup.

On Wednesday they will face Chelsea in the final of the tournament, a match which pits Blues manager Jose Mourinho against his old club, a little more than two months after he and Madrid parted ways.

Mourinho gave an interview to ESPN at the weekend, in which he declared: "Madrid is politics. Madrid is not about football, Madrid is not about sport."

He also belittled his compatriot Ronaldo, by declaring that "the real Ronaldo" was the former Brazil, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Barcelona forward, with whom he worked during his period as a translator and assistant coach at Barcelona between 1996 and 1997.

Asked what he had made of his former coach's comments, Ronaldo responded: "There are some things in life that don't deserve any mention. This is one of those things and I won't comment on it for obvious reasons. I always respect my coaches and try to learn from them.

As we say in Portugal: 'I don't spit on the plate I eat on.' That's how I feel. I prefer to try and remember the positive side [to Mourinho]."

And Ronaldo denied that Madrid will be desperate to get one over their former boss when they meet Chelsea in Miami.

He declared: "We are facing Chelsea, not their coach. Athough it's like any other game, we want to win."


Sky Bet Free Bet Club: £10 free bet - £5 free every week


Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

hould have stayed because we carried him for 6.5 years. And then he has a breakthrough season, and was gone soon after. MU fans, you would be as disgusted had C Ronaldo left in 2007 and not 2009.

godof86
Is Van Persie Slipping Sadly Into The Night?

G

ood grief. Someone guessed that the form English player at the moment might be in his national side with some other players? And that's espionage? Now if they discovered that Emile Heskey was going to be in the starting line up.... at right back.... THAT would be espionage. Give it a rest Roy.

RogerRedHat
Hodgson hits out at Kane leak

H

e may get away with if Liverpool can swap the video with one of Skrtel dancing or something, but if they review the one shown on TV he's screwed.

hump3.
Skrtel denies violent conduct

Footer 365

Harry Kane says debut England goal is a 'dream come true'

Harry Kane said his first goal for England was "a dream come true" after he scored 78 seconds into his debut appearance.

England 4-0 Lithuania: Harry Kane scores 78 seconds into debut

Harry Kane scored 78 seconds into his England debut from the bench as Roy Hodgson’s men beat Lithuania 4-0.

Scholes: Bale 'perfect' for United

Paul Scholes says Gareth Bale would be "a natural fit" for Manchester United and believes the winger could have the same impact as Eric Cantona.

Mail Box

Where's The Love For Walcott?

Theo Walcott is wanted by neither Arsenal or Liverpool fans in the afternoon Mailbox. Also, some good points on the FA skewed priorities, and glorious geekery...

Ripe Robin Still Has A Role To Play...

There is some support for the aging Robin van Perise in a frankly threadbare Mailbox. Also, more debate over homegrown players, with a suggestion of an import tax...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company