Despite several sources linking Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo to his former club Manchester United and potentially to mega-rich Paris Saint Germain, talkSPORT is reporting that the Portuguese star appears to be staying at the Bernabeu for the foreseeable future, according to his manager Carlo Ancelotti.
“Everyone knows that Cristiano Ronaldo is a superstar and a great player,” Real’s new boss said of Ronaldo, according to talkSPORT.
“The most important thing for the club is that a player of his quality shows the utmost professionalism. That is good, especially for the young players who can see a world-class player working with that attitude. I am not responsible for the renewal of his contract, but it won’t be a problem.” he added.
After transferring from Manchester United in 2009, Ronaldo made an immediate impact in Real’s attack, scoring an unheard-of 201 goals in 199 appearances on his way to a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey title, a Spanish Supercopa title, a La Liga top scorer award, and an Alfredo Di Stéfano Trophy in his four years at the Bernabeu.
Real are preparing for a tough season in pursuit of winning the La Liga title back from current holders Barcelona, having already signed Spanish starlets Isco and Asier Illarramendi from Málaga and Real Sociedad respectively, as well as former Real youth player Daniel Carvajal from Bayer Leverkusen.
And with Barcelona adding Brazilian phenom Neymar to their attacking lines, Real are hoping to keep their star winger for as long as possible in hopes of dethroning the Catalonian giants and bringing the La Liga title back to Madrid.