Florentino Perez Says Ronaldo Wants To Retire With Real
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has said that their star forward Christiano Ronaldo wishes to stay with the club until the end of his career, following which he could venture into club management like former star Zinedine Zidane.
Perez, in a recent interview, addressed many issues pertaining to the club and the future of its stars like Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain. He stressed that Ronaldo would like to retire with Real Madrid.
The person who wants to retire at Real Madrid is Ronaldo, and Real want him to retire here too", Perez said to Univision.
"There haven't been any negotiations (on a new deal) because he is on holiday. Be in no doubt, Cristiano will retire here because he wants to. Just as (Zinedine) Zidane and other great players have done."
The Spanish giants have already wrapped up the deals of Isco and defender Dani Carvajal from Malaga and Bayer Leverkusen respectively. They have also been linked with a move for Tottenham star striker Gareth Bale but Perez downplays all such speculations. He was quoted saying:
"He is a great player that belongs to a club we are very friendly with”
"But we haven't made any offer."
About Higuain he reveals that the club wants him to stay and there has been no offer from Arsenal.
"We don't want him to go," Perez said. "Furthermore, no one from Arsenal has been here to make any type of offer, not for 27 million euros, or anything".