Real Madrid manager Florentino Perez has admitted the club could sell star man Cristiano Ronaldo in the future.
Ronaldo was heavily linked with cashed-up Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain and a return to Manchester United during the summer transfer window, but the 30-year-old remained put at the Bernabeu.
However, Daily Star [via The Mirror] has pointed out the difference in Perez’s stance on the future of the Portugal international from two years ago until now.
“Be sure that Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid, because he wants to retire here, like Zinedine Zidane and so man other great players,” Perez said in 2013.
Perez’s stance on Ronaldo has seemingly changed after making the following comment on Monday.
“Cristiano Ronaldo has a contract and we want him to stay in the future, but in this life you can’t be sure of anything.”
There’s no doubt, however, that the La Liga giants will want to hold onto Ronaldo as long as possible with the former United winger showing no signs of slowing down.
Ronaldo scored five goals in Real Madrid’s 6-0 rout of Espanyol on the weekend and remains the club’s key player.
Real Madrid currently sit second on the La Liga table after three matches, two points behind rivals Barcelona.
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