Reports: Ronaldo Denies Wanting To Leave Real
Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo Denies Wanting To Leave Real Madrid
Los Blancos superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly admitted that he feels "hurt" and "mistreated" in Spain, but denied claims that he wants to leave Real Madrid.
The four-time Ballon d'Or winner has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish capital after allegations of tax fraud were brought against him.
The Portugal captain was rumoured to be set to rejoin his former club Manchester United, but now seems to have made a U-turn on that decision.
Ronaldo recently sat down with Los Blancos president Florentino Perez to explain how the speculation that he wanted to leave the Santiago Bernabeu came about.
"I never said that I would leave Madrid," the Portuguese attacker apparently told Perez, according to El Confidencial.
"I commented at a dinner with teammates that I was hurt, that I felt mistreated, persecuted and treated as a delinquent when I fulfilled my tax obligations following the instructions of my advisers and lawyers, both in England and in Spain.
"I have not denied anything of the published because I do not enter into that game of the press. If you deny once, you are doomed to do it always. And if you do not, you will interpret that the one who is silent, gives. I have never denied anything published, not even when it was about barbarities about me, my family or my personal relationships."
Ronaldo and Perez are said to have a good working relationship, one many expect will continue for many more years.
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