Published: Tue, June 20, 2017
Global Media | By Meredith Barber

Why Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real Madrid

Why Ronaldo Wants To Leave Real Madrid

The four-time Ballon d'Or victor is believed to be keen to leave Madrid this summer due to allegations from the Spanish tax authorities that he defrauded them of €14.8m (£12.9m). Cristiano is a good guy, I will have to talk with Cristiano and see what's happening.

The 32-year-old signed a new contract with Real until 2021 last November and has a release clause of one billion euros ($1.11 billion).

Manchester United and Paris Saint-German have both been mentioned as potential destinations in the event of the superstar leaving Madrid, while the Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport said Bayern were in the mix.

However, when speaking publicly on Monday having ran unopposed to return as president for the next four years, Perez did not reference Ronaldo when discussing the current state of Los Blancos.

"I have not spoken with Cristiano Ronaldo", he told Onda Cero. "I'm going to defend him as a person". "I'll tell you if he was born to play for Madrid or not!"

Jose Mourinho has reportedly warned Manchester United chiefs against a bid to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Real Madrid.

"This is the model that will continue to define Real Madrid".

"He is in a very important tournament as is the Confederations Cup and until it is not finished I will not disturb the environment of the Portugal team".

The Portuguese has since become Madrid's all-time record goalscorer, winning individual and collective awards aplenty during his stay in the Spanish capital.

Prosecutors in Madrid have filed a complaint in which they accused Ronaldo of a "voluntary" and "conscious" breach of his tax obligations, amounting to a figure of €14.7million.

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