Cristiano Ronaldo has told his Portugal teammates that he is going to leave Real Madrid, and there is no turning back, after it was reported on Friday that he wants to leave the club.
Ronaldo has recently been accused of evading £13 million at tax by Spanish prosecutors, and though the club’s hierarchy issued a statement fully supporting the player, the 32-year-old is unsatisfied with Los Blancos over their attempts to defend him on the matter.
The four-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is currently on International duty with Portugal for the Confederations Cup, has been left angered at his treatment by the Spanish tax authorities, and reports in Marca claim that he has already told his national teammates that he wants to leave Madrid this summer.
“I am leaving Real Madrid. I have made a decision. There is no turning back,” was the phrase reportedly used by him.
Real have already set a mammoth price tag of £157.5m for the decorated forward, and he has been linked with a number of top clubs, with Manchester United emerging as the favourites to sign him this summer.
Having failed to win the Premier League title since 2012, the Red Devils would not hesitate to spend whatever is necessary to bring arguably the most iconic footballer to Old Trafford in time for next season.
There is no denying that Ronaldo’s departure in the summer would be a huge blow to Real Madrid, as he is the club’s all-time leading goal-scorer, and showed his value once again in the 2016-17 season with 42 goals in 46 games that fired the Spanish giants to La Liga and Champions League glory.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
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