Ronaldo won't quit Real, says Real boss

Lynette Rowe
June 20, 2017

Under Perez, Real Madrid have won three Champions League titles in four seasons.

On Monday evening, the man behind the infamous "Galacticos" project of the early 2000s - who has been elected for a fifth term as president, unopposed - commented on the Ronaldo saga. "The whole thing is very unusual because Cristiano Ronaldo is a great guy, both as a player and a person". Cristiano is a good guy - I have to talk to him and see what happens.

"I will always defend Cristiano as a footballer and as a person". I have no doubt that Cristiano will be able to defend himself. Cristiano has the same corporate structure which he had in England, where spent many years without a problem.

According to media reports Ronaldo is unsettled at Madrid because he believes Real did not back him as fully as he had hoped in his dispute with the taxman.

De Gea is said to be keen on a return to Madrid, but the speculation has waned and Perez's admission that he is happy with his options at the La Liga club look like meaning a move this summer is unlikely.

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Ibrahimovic is set to leave at the end of his contract and United captain Wayne Rooney has yet to announce where he will be playing his club football next season, although David de Gea's future is becoming clearer.

Madrid were on the verge of bringing former Atletico Madrid goalkeeper De Gea back to Spain in 2015 but the move, which included sending Real custodian Keylor Navas to United as a makeweight, was derailed as the clubs failed to close the deal before the transfer window closed.

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

Ronaldo has been accused by prosecutors of defrauding Spanish tax authorities out of €14.7million, some $16.4 million, an allegation that he strenuously has denied.

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