The agent of Real Madrid ace Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted that the Portuguese international’s intention is to retire with the Spanish giants.
Amid reports so far this season that he has fallen out with current boss Rafael Benitez, speculation has increased over the possibility that the former Manchester United star would leave the Spanish capital at the end of the season.
The 30-year-old hasn’t allowed the rumours to effect his performances on the pitch in what has been another successful campaign to date, and Jorge Mendes has now revealed that the plan is to remain in La Liga for the remainder of the forward’s career.
“He is the best player of all time and I am sure he will play for the next four, five, six, seven years at Real Madrid,” he said, as reported by Sky Sports.
“He will end his career there. He is happy at Los Blancos, he’ll hang up his boots when he is 40.”
Ronaldo has scored 23 goals in 22 games so far this season, and although that has been enough to help the club through to the knockout stages of the Champions League, they continue to trail their domestic rivals.
Madrid currently sit in third place in La Liga after 16 games, and trail leaders Barcelona by two points although the Catalan giants have a game in hand too.
Whether or not Benitez lasts at the Santiago Bernabeu remains to be seen, as results both at home and abroad for the remainder of the campaign will certainly determine if he is given an opportunity to continue to guide the club forward.
In turn, his future could have yet have an impact on Ronaldo regardless of the thoughts of Mendes who will undoubtedly continue to do what’s in the best interests of his client.