Ronaldo open to leaving Madrid when deal expires
Cristiano Ronaldo says that he is open to moving on from Real Madrid at the end of his contract in 2018.
However, The Portugal international, speaking at the Marca awards as he picked up his Pichichi prize for goalscoring in La Liga last season, reiterated his desire to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until that time.
"I have been in Spain six years. I was also six years in Manchester and that was a great experience, a great championship, but for me this is the best league in the world," Ronaldo declared. "It’s a privilege to be here.
"I want to be here for a couple more years and then we’ll see. That’s the duration of my contract and I want to give my all in that time."
The Madrid star, who was voted second in the Ballon d’Or earlier in 2016, also paid tribute to his support system at the Bernabeu as well as the club’s supporters.
"I dedicate this award to the team, to the coaches, the staff and everyone at Madrid," he enthused. "Without them, I wouldn’t have been able to score so many goals last season.
"Let’s hope the fans keep supporting as they have been. They are spectacular. We will give everything on the pitch to try to win trophies and the Champions League once again."
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