Portugal forward looks like staying with Real for the long term.
Manchester United’s hopes of signing Real Madrid playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo for next season have suffered a huge blow after the Portuguese announced that he could now sign a new deal with the Spanish champions after all, reports the Sun.
The coveted Portugal international has been stalling on putting pen to paper on a contract extension at the Santiago Bernabeu, giving the Premier League champions renewed hope that they would be able to persuade the 28-year-old to return to Old Trafford this summer after four years away from the north west.
Ronaldo’s current deal in the Spanish capital only runs until June 30 2015, however, he has now indicated that he would now be willing to agree terms on an extension, saying: “I’m calm. I’m not worried about it, I know we are going to reach an agreement to sign a new deal and for that if I am honest, I’m not preoccupied about it.”
And those pronouncements have dashed the Red Devils’ dreams of luring the player, who has scored an amazing 201 goals in just 199 matches for los Blancos, back to the club in a reported deal worth a British-record transfer fee of £65 million.