Cristiano Ronaldo ‘sad’, ‘upset’ and ‘wants to leave’

Matt Stead

Cristiano Ronaldo is ‘sad’ and ‘upset’ at Real Madrid, and is looking to leave the club this summer, according to widespread reports.

Portuguese publication A Bola reported on Friday morning that Ronaldo was eager to leave the Spanish capital after helping them win a La Liga and Champions League double this past season.

The 32-year-old has been accused by Spanish prosecutors of defrauding authorities of around £13million in tax.

A Bola claimed that Ronaldo had told Real president Florentino Perez of his desire to leave the Santiago Bernabeu, and that his decision was ‘irreversible’.

Fellow Portuguese daily Record backed up those claims later on Friday, while Spanish newspaper Marca also supported them.



Now the BBC, The Times and Sky Sports, among numerous other British outlets, claim that a source has informed them of Ronaldo’s wishes.

“He feels he’s honest, has good character and did everything OK, so he doesn’t understand,” a source ‘close to Ronaldo’ told the BBC, with similar quotes floating around elsewhere.

“He’s very sad and really upset.”

Some make former club Manchester United a contender to sign the Portuguese.