Man Utd Transfer News: Cristiano Ronaldo “Wants To See Out Contract” At Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to see out his contract with Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to see out the final two years of his contract at the Bernabeu with Spanish Champions Real Madrid, but admits he does not know what will happen beyond then, according to the BBC.
The 28-year old’s contract expires in 2015 and he has been linked with a move away from the Spanish Giants after admitting last September that he “was sad” with life in Madrid. Former club Manchester United have been linked as a possible destination should the striker leave, along with French outfit Paris Saint-Germain.
But Ronaldo, who has scored 16 goals in 18 appearances in La Liga and 175 in 172 appearances for Madrid overall, is keen to stay – for now.
“I want to see out my contract at Real Madrid – I’m very clear about that.
“After that, well, I don’t know what’ll happen in the future.”
The Portuguese left Manchester United in 2009 in a world record £80 million deal and will face his former club next month when the Last-16 of the Champions League gets underway.
With Madrid trailing Barcelona by a seemingly insurmountable 18 points in La Liga, it would appear European glory is Real’s best chance at silverware this season, and Ronaldo has his sights set on a record tenth European Cup.
“Every Madridista wants that 10th European Cup – we’re more than aware of that.
“It’s not going to be easy and I reckon the odds are about 50-50, but I’m still very confident.
“Manchester United have started the English championship race very well and are a long way ahead of the rest, but still, if we play the way we’re capable of, we can beat them.”
Manchester United will visit Real Madrid for the Last-16 of the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday 13th February with the return leg at Old Trafford scheduled for Tuesday 5th March.