Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to leave Real Madrid this summer and his choice is ‘irreversible’, according to reports.
Portuguese news outlet Record has dropped the bombshell that the 33-year-old has decided to walk out of Madrid this summer, but Spanish media are keen to point out another Portuguese outlet, A Bola, stated the same a year ago.
The report outlines Ronaldo’s ‘various dissatisfactions’ with the club, including the economic situation regarding his contract – which is said to be ‘significantly lower’ than Lionel Messi’s and Neymar’s wage packets.
There is also the ongoing situation regarding a potential court case surrounding the star’s taxes relating to image rights, with a belief that the European champions have not backed him sufficiently.
Ronaldo’s contract at Madrid runs through until 2021 and it is not clear which club he would join if he does leave Los Blancos, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain the two likely frontrunners.
The former Sporting CP and United forward has become Madrid’s all-time leading scorer, having scored a remarkable 450 goals in 438 appearances for the club.