Former Real Madrid president, Ramon Calderon, believes 2013 FIFA Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, will want to end his career in England.
Ronaldo recently signed a new five-year contract with Real, which makes him the highest paid footballer in history, but also confirmed that he thought about United in summer, after Rio Ferdinand tried to persuade him to return to Old Trafford.
"He (Rio) is a fantastic guy and tried to change my mind. I did think about United. They are still in my heart. It's a club where I played for six years and I love that club."
Meanwhile, Calderon, who was Real’s president from 2006 to 2009 and played a major role in luring Ronaldo from Manchester United to Real Madrid, believes the 28-year-old will not stay forever at Santiago Bernabeau.
"I feel that one day he will return to England,” Calderon toldThe Sun.
“In Madrid, he is pleased with the city and the fans. But I think his relationship with Florentino Perez is not as good as it was with Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.
"Ronaldo loves father figures. With Florentino, he does not have that support.
"The relationship is bad or actually non-existent. He stays at Real despite the chairman."
Florentino Perez, succeeded Calderon as Real Madrid’s president and finished the deal of bringing Cristiano Ronaldo to the Los Blancos. Despite the allegations from Calderon, Perez is of the opinion that all is well in the Spanish capital and considers his success in keeping Ronaldo at Real over the summer to be a show of solidarity.
"Of course everyone in the world wants to have Cristiano in their team, certainly,” Perez said.
"It was very important to keep him with us for the image of Madrid and for his level of performance in the years to come. Cristiano was born to play for Real Madrid."
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