Cristiano Ronaldo makes 'irreversible decision to leave Real Madrid'

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The long-serving Madrid full-back told reporters while readying himself for World Cup duty alongside Neymar: "Cristiano doesn't own Real Madrid so if the president wants to sign somebody he will do it".

Contact with Real Madrid has been constant, but at the meeting a week ago, the two parties again made clear their course of action, before they take the final step of bringing Paris Saint-Germain into the negotiations. But why can't Neymar come and Cristiano stay?

Reports also indicate that Ronaldo believes Real Madrid have not supported him well enough with regards to a potential court case surrounding image rights. I guess someday Neymar will play in Real Madrid.

Ronaldo has scored an incredible 450 goals in just 438 games for Los Blancos and helped them win a fourth Champions League in the last five years with victory over Liverpool last month.

Ronaldo appears set on trying to force an exit from Madrid for a second successive summer, although sources told ESPN FC after the Champions League final that a new improved contract could resolve the situation.

The report states that the Portugal striker is incensed over the failure to follow through on a bumper new contract promised to him in 2017 by president Florentino Perez. But one of the Portuguese star's closest friends Marcelo made sure that there would be no animosity between the pair if Neymar joined Real Madrid.

Cristiano Jr scores assisted by Ronaldo
Ronaldo is said to be unsettled by Real's interest in Neymar as the club seem to be willing to spend big money on the Brazilian, but unwilling to offer him an improved deal.

"I've yet to understand how the Ballon D'or works", said Marcelo.

Marcelo also said that five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo was in line to take the trophy again for 2018, while Neymar would win it for sure in future as he would "be as good as Cristiano" over time.

The reigning Ballon d'Or victor claimed he will be talking about his future in the days to come, but is yet to reaffirm the club's fans that he is staying in Spain for another year.

Ronaldo is now on €21m-a-year.

We have already signed one midfielder, with Fred arriving at Old Trafford, however, there is no doubt that we could do with someone of the ability of Kroos.

Jose Mourinho's men are one of the few sides in world football that could afford both Real Madrid's valuation of Bale and the Welshman's wages. Madrid must always look for the best players.

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