CRISTIANO RONALDO will quit Real Madrid at the end of the season if he’s not given a new contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been a regular headliner in the 2017/18 season but unlike any other campaign, this time he is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Apart from his formidable performances in UEFA Champions League, the Portuguese La Liga endeavors along with rumors about his departure from Real Madrid, have resulted in a horrific couple of months for Los Blancos.
What has made matters worse for Real Madrid is the fact that Lionel Messi has signed a new contract extension with Barcelona which is all set to make the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, the highest paid footballer in Europe.
For the unknown, Messi’s contract extension comes with a release clause of 700 million euros and an annual salary package of 50 million euros, which is even higher than what Neymar gets from PSG.
Now, according to a report by El Chiringuito, Cristiano Ronaldo, who recently became a five-time Fifa World Player Of The Year, wants a similar pay scale from Real Madrid. Journalist Eduardo Inda of El Chiringuito has claimed that while Cristiano Ronaldo was already linked with a move to Manchester United and even PSG, last season, the fact that Messi is all set to become the highest-paid footballer in Spain, he too wants Real Madrid to increase his pay scale.
Interestingly, the earlier reports of Cristiano Ronaldo leaving Santiago Bernabeu were linked with Neymar’s 36.8 million salary in Paris and it was said that Real Madrid had an excuse of Lionel Messi’s substantially lower earnings at Barcelona.
But since the Argentine will get 50 million euros this season, Cristiano Ronaldo believes that he deserves a modification in his 21 million euros annual package, and if Real fails to deliver on his demands, the player might seek a move by the end of this season.
Journalist Eduardo Inda said: “It is difficult for Cristiano Ronaldo to stay this summer because Real Madrid’s excuse previously was that Messi had not renewed his contract.
And, according to Inda, a summer move to the cash-rich outfit could be on the cards.
He added: “There is much more chance that Cristiano will bid farewell to Real Madrid on June 30 than he will stay. Already last year he was about to go to PSG.”