‘Ronaldo is sad but needs time’

A close friend to Cristiano Ronaldo claims the Real Madrid star is still “sad” but “needs a few days to reflect on things.”

Luis Campos, a compatriot of Ronaldo’s, who worked as a scout for Madrid during the 2012-13 campaign, spoke to French broadcaster TF1 about the Portuguese’s current situation.

“I think for now, Cristiano needs a few days to reflect on things,” explained the Lille sporting director.

“He told me that he needs to reflect, it’s normal. Cristiano will have time to make the right decision, I’m convinced of that.

“The situation at Real Madrid right now is a bit tense, but that’s normal too.

“He’s sad about what’s happening at the moment, he’s a man who’s very focused on his work.

“No-one can think that it’s Ronaldo who fills out his tax returns.”

Ronaldo, who is representing Portugal at the Confederations Cup, had reportedly been considering a U-turn on his ‘irreversible decision’ to leave Los Blancos, stemming from allegations of tax fraud.

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