Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a new contract extension with Real Madrid, which will keep him at the club till at least 30th June, 2021.
Ronaldo had admitted earlier this year that he was determined to finish his career at the Santiago Bernabeu, and would offer himself a new ten-year contract if he were the president of the club.
And now, Los Blancos have released an official statement on their website confirming a new deal for the Portuguese. The statement read:
“The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. The Portuguese forward will extend his contract until 30 June 2021 at the event attended by club president Florentino Pérez and the player himself.”
Ronaldo joins Toni Kroos, Luka Modric, and Gareth Bale in signing new deals with the club.
The Portuguese forward joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for a then world-record fee around £80 million.
During his time with the club, he has won two Ballon D’Ors, two Champions League trophies, a FIFA Club World Cup, a UEFA Super Cup, two Copa Del Rey titles as well as a La Liga medal. He is also the club’s all-time record scorer.
Ronaldo has made his worst ever start to a season so far, but Real are determined to keep the player away from the clutches of the 31-year-old’s former club Manchester United, who have repeatedly been linked with a move for the forward.
Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane admitted that he was delighted to see Ronaldo sign a contract renewal with the club.
“I’m happy because he is a player who has to finish his career in Madrid. It is unique,” Zidane said in comments reported by Marca.
“His dream is to finish here and why I’m glad he has renewed and will end it in this white shirt as I did.”