In an exclusive interview with talkSPORT, former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has hinted that Real could sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, and suggests only Chelsea, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain could afford him.
Asked whether Ronaldo is content at Real, Calderon said:
Cristiano Ronaldo said he was sad at the beginning of the season. I think the relationship with the current president is not a good one, maybe because the president doesn’t like the players he inherited.
Ronaldo wanted to breach his contract. The truth is he didn’t want to extend his contract and it’s only got two years left (to run). In the last few years it’s a rule that you have to extend the contract or sell. If not, then the player is worth nothing.
Ronaldo, 28, joined Real from Manchester United in a world-record £80 million transfer in 2009. This season, the Portugal international has scored 34 goals in 34 La Liga appearances.
The Daily Mirror recently linked Ronaldo with a move to Chelsea, while the Daily Mail has linked him with Manchester United.
In the talkSPORT interview, Calderon added:
There are not many teams that could afford to pay him what he deserves and who can pay Real Madrid what they are asking for. There are three clubs—Manchester City, PSG and Chelsea. I don’t think any other club is going to pay that amount of money for a player.