Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said that star player Cristiano Ronaldo is not to be sold, also saying that he expects the 28-year-old to end his career at the Bernabeu, according to Sky
Real signed Ronaldo for a record £80m from Manchester United in 2009, but there has been widespread speculation that he may return to his former club. Paris St. Germain are also rumoured to be preparing a bid.
Perez remains confident that Ronaldo will sign an extension to his current contract, which runs to 2015, and commit his long-term future to the club, telling 20minutos: “He’s our most important asset, and we will build the future of Madrid around him.
“Soon we will clarify this issue. I have no doubt that Cristiano is going to retire at Real Madrid. I’m convinced that he’ll renew. The renewals are done before the season starts.”
New manager Carlo Ancelotti is perhaps likely to make likely to make resolving the issues regarding Ronaldo’s future a major priority, as keeping him is likely to give the best possible chance of regaining the Spanish league title next season, from Barcelona.
Ronaldo scored 55 goals in all competitions last season and for the third time in four years in 2012, was runner-up to Lionel Messi for the Ballon D’Or. If he was to be signed by United or PSG this summer, Real would command a very high offer for their talisman.
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