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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo sensationally revealed after Wednesday’s loss to Tottenham that he won’t sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 32 year-old’s current deal runs until 2021, and he confirmed last night that it will be his last with los Blancos. The news has put plenty of Premier League teams on alert.
“I am doing very well at Real Madrid. I have four years left on my contract and I don’t want to renew. I am fine,” he told reporters after the loss to Spurs.
In the summer, news circulated that Ronaldo wanted to leave Real Madrid amid reports of his unpaid tax debts, but he was eventually persuaded to stay.
Former club Manchester United were particularly interested, and Ronaldo was caught on camera back in August during his tax trial saying that he wanted to go back to England.
He has stated on numerous occasions in the past that he wants to play into his 40’s, so there is the possibility that even after his Madrid contract expires, a Premier League team could sign him for a few years on a free transfer.
Ronaldo also spoke about the sale of striker Alvaro Morata, and admitted that it was a mistake for Real to let the Spanish international join Chelsea.
“We’re not in a great moment right now, it’s bad because we are losing and we are used to winning,” he said. “Morata, Pepe and James Rodriguez made us stronger – now the team is younger.”
“We are also without Carvajal and Bale. It’s not a worse squad, but it has less experience and that is very important – though it is not an excuse. I’m happy and don’t want to set off alarms.”
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