‘Sometimes Perez and I don’t agree’

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that his relationship with Real Madrid President Florentino Perez isn’t always rosy, but he had not doubts about his renewal.

The 28-year-old was confirmed yesterday as having extended his contract by a further three years to 2018, with it rumoured that he will now be earning a game-high after-tax €21m-a-season salary.

The news ended a year of speculation surrounding the player’s future and his relationship with Perez, with it suggested that the two don’t get along.

“I have never had big problems with Florentino,” Ronaldo has mused to Portuguese outlet RTP today.

“Sometimes we do not agree on some things but it is a part of life.

“At the end of the season we had talked [about the renewal] and we knew that we would reach an agreement.

“It’s a good feeling of accomplishment. Financially it is good but that was not the main thing.

“There is a great happiness in continuing to play for the biggest club in the world and to be able to fight for all the titles.”

Ronaldo moved to Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United for a then-world record €96m fee.

“The perfect climate does not exist. Arriving as the most expensive player ever meant that the pressure was greater and I had to prove to everyone that the price they paid for me was fair.

“What I have done in my four years since I believe shows this.

“Will I retire here? It is a decision that is not only down to me…”

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