Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has this afternoon commented on his future in the Spanish capital, amid persistent rumours of a possible exit from the club.
Ronaldo, now 32, has been plying his trade with Los Blancos since 2009, following a then-world record transfer from Manchester United.
The Portuguese attacker has since enjoyed an incredible spell at the Bernabeu, both individually and as part of the club, with Ronaldo having racked up over 400 goals across all competitions, earning him 4 Ballons D’Or, as well as 2 La Liga titles, 2 Copa Del Reys and 3 Champions League crowns.
‘I love this club’
However, despite his massive success with the club, Ronaldo has nevertheless been heavily linked with a departure from Real over recent seasons, with PSG and Manchester United having been touted as potential destinations.
Los Merengues’ dismal start to the season has done little to extinguish such rumours, with outlets in Spain claiming that the board at the Bernabeu are ready to sanction big-money summer moves for Eden Hazard and Harry Kane.
Nevertheless, after being named player of the year for 2017 by Chinese football app DongQiudi earlier today, Ronaldo revealed his intention to stay put in Madrid, citing the weather, people and closeness to home:
‘Of course I like living here. I’ve lived in this city since 2009 and I love the weather and the people.’
‘It’s close to Portugal and you can get there by car. Spain is a great country, I love it. Of course I want to stay here, I love this club.’