Real President Confronts Ronaldo Exit Talk
Real President Confronts Cristiano Ronaldo Exit Talk
Real President president Florentino Perez has confronted the rumours which claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo wanted to leave the club in the latest transfer window.
The Portugal international was heavily linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at the start of the season after being accused by the Spanish Tax Authorities of €14.7 million (R228 million) tax evasion.
“I don't know what happened with Cristiano Ronaldo,” Perez told Cadena Sar.
“There was a report which emerged from A Bola (Portuguese sports paper) because there was not much to talk about over summer and they needed to fill the paper, but it crossed the line.
“Of course Cristiano is upset about the tax issue, but I never heard of his desire to leave as he explained he was very happy in Madrid, so he went on holiday and we moved on.
“He has since clarified he is happy at Real Madrid, he loves the club, and will play for us in the Champions League on Wednesday – he is very excited to start.”
Ronaldo is currently serving a domestic suspension until the 18 September but will be available for Los Blancos’ tie against Apoel Nicosia in the UEFA Champions League on the 13th.
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