Spanish press go big on Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to leave Real Madrid
It is a barely believable rumour, and we are still in the midst of an international break, yet the Spanish press are once again going big on the the claim that Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid.
The rumours come from the usually unreliable El Chiringuito but AS feature Ronaldo’s complaints as their top story today.
For the record, Cristiano Ronaldo is contracted to Real Madrid until 2021. And, Los Blancos remain confident they will keep the Portuguese superstar for the foreseeable future.
Why Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Real Madrid
According to AS, who cite El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo does not feel valued at Real Madrid and has asked the European champions to leave next summer.
Ronaldo reportedly told Real Madrid president Florentino Perez of his desire to leave a few days ago.
Perez said “no” to Ronaldo. But the former Manchester United striker wants to return to England.
Considering Cristiano Ronaldo’s release clause is 1 billion euros, Real Madrid do hold many of the cards here…
Ronaldo angry Real Madrid tried to sign Mbappe
Cristiano Ronaldo considered it “a lack of respect” that Real Madrid tried to sign Kylian Mbappe from Monaco last summer.
Real Madrid offered 140 million euros for Mbappe, and on learning of this Ronaldo asked to leave the club.
Los Blancos would have allowed Ronaldo to leave had they signed Mbappe.
But, Mbappe went to PSG on loan and Real Madrid agreed to improve Ronaldo’s contract, which has not been publicly confirmed.
In addition, Ronaldo is not happy about the recent Neymar to Real Madrid rumours and believes the club are looking to find his replacement.
Ronaldo wants pay parity with Neymar and Messi
Real Madrid have offered Cristiano Ronaldo a new deal, but it is not one the Portuguese superstar is happy with.
Ronaldo wants to be the best paid player in the world, or in line with that salary.
According to AS, Ronaldo earns 21 million euros per season at Real Madrid. Neymar is on 35 million euros at PSG. With Leo Messi’s new deal at Barcelona affording him 40 million euros.
As a result, after the recent Champions League defeat to Spurs, Ronaldo said: “I do not want to renew, I am happy as I am”.
Finally, Ronaldo is unhappy how he has been treated in Spain with his tax issues and in addition, feels Real Madrid have not done enough to protect him.