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The chances of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Real Madrid this summer appear remote.

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Aug-12 22:42 first published at 22:42 PM


Due to his working relationship with club president Florentino Perez, the Manchester United legend is unlikely to make a triumphant return to Real Madrid anytime soon. Loading Video Unavailable video Erik ten Hag discusses Cristiano Ronaldo’s Man United behavior. Cristiano Ronaldo’s chances of reuniting with Real Madrid appear slim after Los Blancos president Florentino Perez laughed off the idea when raised by a fan. The Manchester United forward has informed the club’s hierarchy that he wishes to leave Old Trafford this summer to join a club better suited to his ambition – and who better than the reigning European champions? Ronaldo already has an illustrious history with the La Liga giants, having spent just under a decade in the Spanish capital, where he became Real Madrid’s record goalscorer and, in some eyes, their greatest-ever player. Despite this, Real Madrid appears to have little interest in bringing him back. Perez was asked about re-signing Ronaldo this summer after Real Madrid’s 2-0 UEFA Super Cup victory over Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this week in Helsinki, and his response was damning. “Cristiano, once more? At 38?” He responded before walking away, laughing. There is a new main man at the Santiago Bernabeu these days, with Karim Benzema scoring goals and wearing the captain’s armband. However, Ronaldo’s previous comments suggest that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would be less than thrilled with the prospect of reuniting with Perez. Following his departure in 2018, the Portugal captain told France Football that he felt the president’s attitude toward him had shifted. “I felt it inside the club, especially from the president, that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” he said. “In the first four or five years there I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s relationship with Real Madrid president Florentino Perez deteriorated towards the end

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Are Real Madrid right to snub Ronaldo? Comment below! “Less afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean. ” That’s what made me think about leaving. Sometimes I’d look at the news, where they were saying I was asking to leave. There was a bit of that but the truth is I always had the impression the president would not hold me back.” As the weeks go by and the transfer window’s deadline edges closer, it appears more and more likely that Ronaldo will have to see out the final season of the two-year contract he signed 12 months ago. Given his well-documented desire to leave and the mixed reception he received at Old Trafford last weekend, it could be a turbulent campaign for the global icon. Read More
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