Cristiano Ronaldo is set to call time on his Real Madrid career, and is eager to leave the club in the summer, according to reports.
The Portuguese has been linked with a move away from the La Liga champions for quite a while now, with several reports hinting at his desire to move on last summer.
A supposed unhappiness with life in Spain along with allegations of tax fraud only made matters worse, and he seemed destined to leave, before eventually deciding to stay put.
However, despite the birth of his daughter earlier this week, his other off-the-field struggles appear to have had a toll on his performances on it. He has scored just 1 goal so far in La Liga, with Los Blancos currently 3rd in the table behind Valencia and Barcelona, who are 4 points and 8 points ahead respectively.
According to Spanish TV show El Chiringuito de Jugones, the Portuguese captain has already decided his time in the Spanish capital is up, and he has informed club president Florentino Perez of his desire to leave the club in the summer.
Manchester United have been keen to bring him back to Old Trafford, with Jose Mourinho struggling to secure the signature of a world-class wideman. Therefore, a return to the Premier League giants could very well be on the cards, nearly 8 years on since he left.
Ronaldo has already made it clear that he has no intention to sign a new contract, with four years still to run on his current deal. The 32-year-old had told beIN Sports: “I don’t want to renew. I don’t want to renew. I’m very happy with the contract I have.”
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