By Toyin Akiode


An  unexpected and almost unbelievable report coming out of Spain indicates that Cristiano Ronaldo has informed his team mates that he won’t be at Real Madrid come next season.

Marca, the number one news platform dedicated to Real Madrid coverage corroborated what respected Spanish newspaper A Bola reported earlier that the Portuguese had apparently called it quits with his club.

Cristiano Ronaldo, four-time Barlon d’Or winner enjoyed another highly successful season with Real Madrid winning LaLiga and Champions League. He is also firmly in line to win his fifth Barlon d’Or having had a breakthrough year all round.

Other reports monitored from the Sun mentioned that Ronaldo has stated his intention to make a sensational return to England with Manchester United.

Possible Causes of Disenchantment

Early last week, reports were rife that Spanish authorities will be prosecuting Ronaldo for tax evasion to the tune of £13 million. The Madrid Prosecutors office stated that the charges covered 2011 – 2014.

There was an early indication of complete support from Real Madrid but a different picture has since emerged which may suggest why he wants out after eight years at the club.

Ronaldo’s decision to quit may not be unconnected with reports in El Confidencial which claimed that, as it emerged that news of Ronaldo’s charge was going to break, Real Madrid contacted Spanish media outlets and requested them not to publish pictures of Ronaldo in a Los Blancos shirt when covering the story.

The Portuguese,  who left Manchester United to join Real Madrid in 2009 and won everything with the Whites was also unexplainably left out of the  line up in the video promotion for Madrid’s new kit.

Ronaldo was reported to have told Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez that his decision is irreversible.

While the teeming fans of Real Madrid shocked to hear this news, some mischief makers have been suggesting that Ronaldo is only trying to squeeze Madrid for more money after hearing of Lionel Messi’s new bumper contract at Barcelona!

Ronaldo is currently in Russia with Portugal at the FIFA Confederation Cup and seems to be unperturbed by all the news making rounds about him.

It will cost an arm and a leg to sign the prolific scorer from Real Madrid nut there are some clubs that could swing it.

Manchester United, Paris Saint Germain, Manchester City; even Chelsea could break the banks to bring him in.

As this news unfolds, it will be safe to say that Ronaldo will stay back at Real Madrid and all issues will be sorted out in due course.


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