After weeks of silence and avoiding saying anything in public regarding his future, Cristiano Ronaldo has finally spoken, clearing things out.
Winning major trophies with my club last year was great, just like the individual trophies. Doing it again would be fine
the Real Madrid superstar told Spanish newspaper Marca, practically announcing that he is staying at Santiago Bernabeu.
You have to work hard, year after year, I will continue to do it. Football is my life, it is my passion
the Portuguese also said. Ronaldo was left furious right after the Champions League final when it was made known that he was the target of a tax evasion investigation, and charges had been filed against him.
With Portugal’s national team in Russia for the Confederations Cup, he kept avoiding talking about reports that claimed he had decided to leave Real Madrid, further fueling speculation regarding his future.
More than a month down the road, it looks like he has… calmed down, practically reassuring the Real Madrid fans that he won’t be going anywhere this summer.
Manchester United and PSG were the first clubs to be linked with a possible move for him. Jose Mourinho though, United’s manager, has said he never considered going for Ronaldo, because he didn’t think his compatriot really wanted to leave Madrid.