Cristiano Ronaldo has again fuelled the speculation surrounding his future at Real Madrid after admitting that he misses playing in England.
The winger famously moved to the Bernabeu for a world record fee in the summer of 2009, following a superb six-year spell at Manchester United which saw him pick-up three Premier League titles and a Champions league winner’s medal.
Despite his success at Old Trafford, he regularly spoke of his desire to play in Madrid and has been excellent for Los Blancos since his arrival, netting an incredible 146 goals in 135.
This tally includes an incredible 66 goal haul in the 2011-12 campaign, the majority of which helped the Madridistas claim the La Liga title for the first time in four seasons. Madrid
However, it’s been a chaotic 12 months at the Bernabeu, with coach Jose Mourinho falling out with a number of high-profile figures at the club and he has now left for Chelsea.
Ronaldo himself has hinted that he may exit the Spanish capital and rumours have recently circulated among football betting fans online that he could be part of a swap deal that would see him return to United with Wayne Rooney heading the other way.
The speculation has been increased after the 28-year-old rejected claims that he had signed a new contract at Real and although he remains coy on his future, he has admitted that he does miss playing in England.
“I miss English football,” the Portugal captain said. “For me, it was one of the best years in my career when I was there in Manchester United. Everyone knows that it is a club that is still in my heart and I really, really miss.
“But now my life is in Spain. I am enjoying playing there too. Part of my life is there, but in the future we never know. I am really, really happy in the Spanish league.”