Portuguese star is unhappy at Real and could leave Madrid in June.
Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid at the end of the season, according to Spanish sports daily AS. The paper reports that star striker might leave Spain in June, despite having a contract with the Merengues until 2015.
Ronaldo is thought to be tired of playing the ‘bad guy’ and watching on as nobody at Madrid, except for manager Jose Mourinho, protects him from the abuse of people outside the club.
The most recent case involved the barbaric elbow received by Levante’s David Navarro, which left the star needing six stitches. Instead of taking action and calling for more protection from referees (as Barcelona did with Lionel Messi), the club released a statement to protect defender Pepe’s image after his altercation with Ballesteros.
The Portuguese is also annoyed that he didn’t feature amongst La Liga’s pick of last season’s players. Ronaldo doesn’t see how he missed out on an award, after scoring 46 goals and being the most vital player in the Liga. Both awards were given to Lionel Messi. It’s something he attributes to Madrid’s lack of effort with the institutions in Spanish football.
At the beginning of September, after the match against Getafe, Ronaldo showed the first signs of discomfort declaring: “I’m not happy because some people in the club, which is why I did not celebrate the goal. This is professional issues, and who should know know what I mean.”
But his outburst hasn’t been heeded. That’s why at the end of the season the divorce between Portuguese star and Real Madrid could actually take place.
Ronaldo will cost at least £80m, but mega-rich Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain are ready to pay up.
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