- Cristiano Ronaldo continues to struggle on the pitch for Real Madrid
- Speculation has suggested that he wants to leave
- Report claims he spoke with Griezmann after Madrid derby to talk transfer plans
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Reports in Spain are constantly suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo isn’t happy at Real Madrid as he continues to struggle on the pitch.
The 32-year-old has scored just eight goals in 14 appearances for Los Blancos so far this season, and while that’s a respectable tally for most players, given his high standards over the years, this could be considered a low-level crisis.
For a player who has scored 50+ goals in six seasons at Madrid before dropping off last season to 41, this could be another sign of a decline in his performances as he edges ever closer to the latter stages of his career.
Nevertheless, while that’s one problem, it’s reported by Don Balon, as re-reported by The Express, that Ronaldo discussed his transfer plans with Antoine Griezmann after the Madrid derby on Saturday night.
It’s claimed that Ronaldo told him that Madrid’s current form has raised doubts over their ability to compete for major honours and that in turn has been a factor in him wanting to leave the Bernabeu.
The report ultimately paints a very negative picture of the Portuguese international’s current thoughts about being in the Spanish capital, and it would seem to suggest that he’s desperate to find a way out moving forward.
It remains to be seen whether or not he moves on next year though, as ultimately his poor form on the pitch isn’t helping matters, and so perhaps if he can rediscover his goalscoring touch on a consistent basis again, then these issues will go away.
For now though, it seems as though he’s happy to confide in Griezmann, with both players potentially leaving Madrid at the end of the season as the Frenchman is also having his struggles for Atleti, scoring just three goals and providing three assists in 14 appearances in all competitions.