Cristiano Ronaldo only targeting European clubs if he leaves Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo only targeting European clubs if he leaves Real Madrid

Ronaldo's contract at the Bernabeu commits him to the reigning European champions until June 2021.

"Cristiano Ronaldo doesn't own Real Madrid, if the president chooses - anyone can be there", said Marcelo.

The report will undoubtedly stun Real supporters but it seems his decision is allegedly down to Florentino Perez failing to uphold his promises. The outlet reports that Ronaldo now earns €23.6m per season and had agreed with Perez to see that upped to €37m net after tax.

This story comes on the back of claims from Spanish TV football programme El Chiringuito, which state that Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo's agent, was left dissatisfied after recent showdown talks with the Madrid hierarchy.

While his form in the first half of the campaign was often disappointing, Ronaldo still finished last season with 44 goals to his name, including 15 in the UEFA Champions League as Real won it for the third year running.

Ronaldo will now look for a new club with England, France and Italy named as potential destinations.

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Besides Zinedine Zidane's sudden departure, Real's speculated interest for Neymar has also complicated matters for Ronaldo as the club is reportedly preparing to offer a world-record bid to bring the Brazilian from Paris-Saint Germain forward.

The 33-year-old is the talisman of the current Real Madrid squad, but time and again, his future at the club has been up for debate.

Ronaldo remained silent about his future but did speak about his team's chances at the tournament in Russian Federation at Belem Palace in Lisbon on Wednesday where he and his teammates gathered and had an audience with the country's president, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa.

Madrid need to be able to replace Ronaldo at some stage, and they can't allow him to stand in the way of that.

Despite Ronaldo still having the freedom to play for virtually any club in the world, his compatriot Luis Figo believes he would be making a mistake if he jumped ship this summer.

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