Madrid chief expects Ronnie to stay put.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said that he expects Cristiano Ronaldo to retire at the club and has once again reiterated that he is not for sale, Sky Sports reports.
Speculation has continued to grow over the 27-year-old’s future as former club Manchester United are thought to be pressing hard to bring him back to Old Trafford, whilst French moneybags Paris Saint Germain are also hoping to put together a package to take him to Ligue 1.
The Portuguese ace has just two years left to run on his current deal and has expressed his discontent in the Spanish capital, but Perez is still hoping that an agreement can be made to keep him at the Santiago Bernabeau.
“He’s our most important asset, and we will build the future of Madrid around him,” Perez said.
“Soon we will clarify this issue. I have no doubt that Cristiano is going to retire at Real Madrid. I’m convinced that he’ll renew. The renewals are done before the season starts.”
Real have been linked with a number of the world’s best players, such as Gareth Bale, Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez, and he was also quick to give an insight into his transfer policy.
“I try to make it that the best players in the world play for Madrid.
“Players are never expensive or cheap. It depends on the performances that they provide. (Luis) Figo, (Zinedine) Zidane, Ronaldo and (David) Beckham gave us a massive jump in income. If you invest in great players, you will have more income.
“That allows, firstly, the club to be independent and in the hands of the members, and, secondly, to attract other great players.
“We want great footballers who work hard and understand this club and its history. Those that know me, know I always want the best to come to Madrid.”