Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly rejected a new contract at Real Madrid and demanded a transfer away from the Spanish giants at the end of the season.
Ronaldo, who has previously made it clear he didn’t want to extend his current deal which runs out in 2021, was believed to have wanted to quit the club last summer.
The Portuguese superstar opted to remain at the Bernabeu but reports in Spain on Tuesday have now suggested he doesn’t want to play for the club beyond this term.
Spanish journalist Edu Aguirre, who works for TV station El Chiringuito, claimed Ronaldo has told Real Madrid president Florentino Perez of his decision.
Aguirre adds that the 32-year-old former Manchester United star wants to leave middle of next year for a reasonable price
However, Real Madrid are understood to have rejected his demand — which has further angered the wantaway star.
It is believed Ronaldo doesn’t feel appreciated at Real, and the offer on the table is one more sign of how little Real Madrid values him.
Aguirre insists Ronaldo is a ‘Madridista’, and loves the fans, but has his heart set on a move away after falling out with the club’s hierarchy.
When asked this season if he was expecting to sign a new deal with Madrid, Ronaldo told beIN Sports: ‘I don’t want to renew.
The Real Madrid forward has had a difficult start to the season, managing just one La Liga goal all season.
Among clubs that have reportedly shown interest in having Ronaldo in their fold include former club Manchester United, French ligue 1 side PSG. Others include Italian side Juventus, AC Milan and Inter Milan