Ronaldo’s Champions League celebrations turn to future talkMay 27, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo will give Real Madrid a decision on his future when he joins up with the Portuguese national side next week.
Madrid beat English side Liverpool in Kiev on Saturday evening to win their third successive title and Ronaldo’s fifth individual honour.
The Portuguese international failed to score in the final but finished as the competitions leading scorer on 15 goals.
Following the win over Jurgen Klopp’ side – the former Manchester United man addressed his future.
“In the next few days I’ll give an answer to the fans,” Ronaldo told Bein Sports.
“It was beautiful to be at Real Madrid. The future of any Madrid player is not important; we have just made history.”
When asked to clarify why he spoke about being at Real Madrid in the past tense, Ronaldo added: “I don’t have any doubts, it’s not important.
“I have to rest now, go and meet up with the Portugal team [before the World Cup] and in the next few weeks [I’ll make an announcement].”
Ronaldo, who is now 33, joined Madrid in 2009 and has a current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021.
He became the first player to win five Champions League titles on Saturday evening, which includes one with Man United.
Reports linking him back to Old Trafford have been rife in recent times, whilst some have also claimed that a move to China or Major League Soccer could be on the cards.
However, given his scoring accolades this season – Ronaldo could still join another European club, having dominated in the Champions League once again this season.
Another player to address his future at the end of Saturday’s game was Gareth Bale, who scored a superb brace.
The Welsh winger has been tipped to leave the club this summer with Man United and former club, Tottenham Hotspur keen to make a move.