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A quiet couple of weeks in the Ronaldo saga has come to an end.
As reported Spanish newspaper Marca, the player has signed a new five-year deal to end his career at Real Madrid. The Daily Mail's David Kent confirmed the reports:
Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly signed a new five-year deal with Real Madrid worth £75million to keep him at the club for the rest of his career.
Madrid-based newspaper Marca reports that Ronaldo will earn around £900,000 more each season than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, making him the highest-paid player in Spain.
The 28-year-old is believed to have struck a deal with Madrid to increase his share of his image rights which previously stood at 60 per cent.
Manchester United fans may be crushed by the revelation, but it seems Ronaldo hasn't put pen to paper just yet. As reported by the Express, Ronaldo seemed unclear on his future in a recent Los Angeles press conference:
My future? I don't know. In this moment I'm a player of Madrid (but) in the future I don't know. But at the moment I'm good.
The situation still hasn't been resolved and I don't think now is the right time to talk about it.
Perhaps we'll be able to give more concrete news about this further down the line but now the only thing in my remit is to train and work.
Which way is this one heading?