Angel Di Maria has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo personally asked the Real Madrid hierarchy for his stay.
The Argentine winger has been heavily linked with a move away from Santiago Bernabeu this summer, with Tottenham said to hold a firm interest.
But the attacker has claimed that the Portuguese goalscorer intervened over his potential departure.
“I didn’t find out from him, but from elsewhere that he had said that about me,” Di Maria told TYC Sports.
“That one of the stars of the team praises me and backs me to stay here is very important. I’m really grateful and I’ll try to keep working well.”