Retirement is for mere mortals, not Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7 has struggled to get firing on all cylinders by his standard this season, yes he’s top scorer in the Champions League but he’s only managed eight goals in 16 games in La Liga this year.
By the very high standards Ronny sets himself that is poor.
A lot of people, including some Real Madrid fans, were beginning to think that we may be seeing the beginning of Ronaldo’s decline and the end of his time at the very top level.
But, the 32-year-old has assured his fans by telling them he plans to keep playing for another nine years.
That means in the year 2027 we could still be watching Ronaldo pull on the white jersey to line up alongside Harry Kane while Spurs play in the Championship.
The Portuguese icon outlined his love for both Real Madrid the club and Madrid the city as speculation over a possible Ron-exit heats up.
Old flame Man United are the favourites if Ronaldo really does leave the Bernabeu as the Red Devils are the only club that could even consider matching his reported €50million wage demands.
After a poll where the majority of Madrid fans said they want CR7 out of the club, he has spoken out to calm everyone down, and tell us we could be seeing him on the pitch for another decade.
“Of course I want to stay here, I love this club,” Ronaldo said to Chinese football app Dongqiudi.
Dongquidi might not be a household name but soon you will be consuming all your football through it.
“I like living here. I’ve lived in this city since 2009 and I love the weather and the people. It’s close to Portugal and you can get there by car. Spain is a great country. I love it.”
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner also poured cold water on any idea of him becoming a manager.
“The feeling is incredible. It’s what I’ve always dreamed of,” he said. “Now, my plan to retire at 41 will probably be a bit more difficult to achieve, and now we live in the moment.
“Being a coach is not part of my plan, but you also know that people change their minds. For the moment I don’t want to be a coach.”
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