Portuguese star set to turn down contract extension at Santiago Bernebeu.
Cristiano Ronaldo is set to turn down the offer of a contract extension at Real Madrid, according to Spanish newspaper AS.
The reigning La Liga champions are prepared to offer the Portuguese an improved deal that would keep him at the club until 2018 – reported to be worth between €10m and €15m per year.
Ronaldo has previously suggested he is unhappy in Madrid with AS claiming he does not feel supported by the club and will leave the Bernabeu when his current contract expires in 2015.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Speculation is mounting that Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a sensational return to Manchester United.
While it will concern Real that Ronaldo is reluctant to sign a new deal, the 27-year-old still has two-and-a-half years on his current contract, so there is little danger that Ronaldo will leave the Santiago Bernebeu on the cheap. This gives Real Madrid time to either resolve any potential problems or bargain for a mammoth price should they elect to sell their prized asset.
Ronaldo has notched up an astonishing 169 goals in 170 matches since his £80m move to Real Madrid and is a player Los Blancos will not be able to replace, no matter how much money they receive.
The former Man United man virtually led Jose Mourinho’s side to a La Liga title single-handedly last term and although Real are 16 points off Barcelona this term, Ronaldo has continue to score regularly.
If Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a move to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford he would first need to convince the club’s owners to foot the bill. It would surely cost in excess of £100m to land the prolific forward. Is that a fee the Glazers are willing, or indeed able, to pay?
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