Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Real Madrid next summer, according to fresh reports in Spain, though club captain Sergio Ramos has declined to comment on the speculation.
Ronaldo, 32, is reportedly tired of how he is being treated at Madrid and, according to El Chiringuito de Jugones, he has asked the club hierarchy to work towards his exit at the end of the season — a request which was refused.
AS added that Ronaldo, who is under contract until 2021, and his camp are sad that he is no longer the best-paid footballer in the world and that they see Madrid’s interest in attackers such as Kylian Mbappe and Neymar as evidence replacements are already being lined up.
Speaking after he had scored two penalties in Spain’s 3-3 friendly draw in Russia on Tuesday, Madrid skipper Ramos appeared frustrated with the renewed Ronaldo speculation, saying: ” Ask him [Ronaldo], I lose track of these things.”
Madrid president Florentino Perez has previously played down the idea that the club would offer a payrise to help Ronaldo meet all his tax liabilities.
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