Perez Yet To Speak To Ronaldo About Future
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says he has not spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo about his future, but will do so after the Confederations Cup.
Ronaldo, 32, is said to want to leave Spain after being accused of tax fraud.
The forward, with the Portugal squad in Russia, signed a new five-year contract in November 2016, but has been linked with a return to Manchester United.
“The only thing I can say is Cristiano Ronaldo is a Real Madrid player,” said Perez, who was re-elected on Monday.
The 70-year-old construction magnate’s third term in charge of Europe’s most successful club spanning 15 years – 2000-2006 and since 2009 – will be rubber stamped at a ceremony at the Santiago Bernabeu later on Monday.
And among the first issues he will have to deal with is Ronaldo – who he bought in 2009 from Manchester United for a record 94 million euros ($105.3 million).
Spanish prosecutors have accused Ronaldo of defrauding the authorities of millions of euros in tax through offshore comapnies, which he has denied.
“He just wants to be the best player in the world. If Cristiano wants to leave Real Madrid, it won’t be for money.”
Perez also said he is yet to receive an offer for Ronaldo – or striker Alvaro Morata or midfielder James Rodriguez, both of whom have also been linked with United.