Real Madrid will not be bringing back Cristiano Ronaldo to the Santiago Bernabeu.
The veteran striker is said to have demanded to leave Manchester United this summer over the club’s lack of Champions League action for next season.
Marca reports that the 37-year-old wants to continue fighting in Europe’s elite competition and stay ahead of arch-rival, Lionel Messi on goal chart.
Although he wants to leave Old Trafford as it seems, his new manager, Erik Ten Hag says the Portugal international is not for sale and is counting on him.
Ronaldo reportedly held a different meeting with Real Madrid’s President Florentino Perez in the afternoon of Wednesday, but nothing has changed on the club’s decision.
Marca reports that Real Madrid’s roadmap will not change in the slightest, and that does not include the return of the Manchester United player.
The newspaper reports that Real Madrid’s hierarchy are at the moment hoping to offload many players they do not count on.
It says that Ronaldo’s recent presence for two days in the Spanish capital sparked rumors, but there has been no meeting in that sense.
Ronaldo is looking for a destination, but it will not be at the Bernabeu; however, the relationship between the 37-year-old and Real Madrid is more than correct.