Transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo wants to stay at Real Madrid until 2015
Real Madrid and Portuguese attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has reiterated his desire to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu amid strong exit rumours.
The number 7 icon told FIFA.com:
“I want to see out my contract at Real Madrid: I’m very clear about that. After that, well, I don’t know what will happen in the future.”
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a big money move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain where Brazil’s Lucas Moura and Sweden’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic play their club football. PSG have publicly shown their interest in signing the Portuguese superstar after he declared that he was ‘sad’ at Real Madrid earlier this season.
“Am I happy? Honestly, yes. I’m doing something I like, something that I enjoy. I know how fortunate I am and I feel very fulfilled.”
Transfer speculations have also linked the Real Madrid winger with a possible return to Manchester United where he first rose to fame. The Sporting Lisbon product made history in summer 2009 when he became the world’s most expensive signing at £80M.
Ronaldo quickly adapted to Spanish football, netting 174 goals in his 172 matches so far. The 27-year-old, who will turn 28 in three weeks, inspired Real Madrid to glory in the Copa del Rey in 2011. Last year, he enjoyed success in the Spanish Primera Division and the Supercopa de Espana.
Real Madrid are desperate to clinch their first UEFA Champions League title in over a decade. After qualifying from this season’s ‘Group of Death’, Los Blancos stand another chance of succeeding in Europe.
However, they will need to overcome Manchester United in the Round of 16 and the hopes of Madridistas are on ex-Old Trafford sensation Cristiano Ronaldo to create miracles.