Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has referred his time with the Spanish giants is in the past tense during a post-match interview after the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday night. According to recent reports, the Portuguese international has dropped a major transfer hint that he might be preparing for life away from the Spanish capital.
In a recent interview, Los Blancos striker Ronaldo was quoted to have said, “it was very nice to be at Real Madrid” following a 3-1 victory over Liverpool in the European Cup final. Despite not registering his name on the scoresheet, the Portuguese winger finished his season as the Champions League’s top goal-scorer. However, he made a major revelation by mentioning his time at the Madrid-based club in the past tense. When asked to clarify his comments, Ronaldo stated that he was happy at the club and did not make any further claims regarding his future at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium. The 33-year-old added, “Now we have to enjoy this moment,”
“In the next few days, I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side.
“It was very nice to be at Real Madrid, in the coming days I will talk about it more.”
The Funchal born talent had an outstanding season with Los Blancos going into the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Ronaldo had featured in 44 matches for the Galacticos last season, scoring 44 goals while grabbing 8 assists in all competitions.
When asked about his future and whether he was leaving the club, the Portuguese forward said, “No, no. I’m going to enjoy this moment with my colleagues. In the next few days, I will give an answer.
Manchester United were previously linked with a move for their former player so Ronaldo’s recent comments will be music to their ears. The Red Devils should now look to do everything in their power to secure his signature this summer.
The addition of Ronaldo will undoubtedly bolster their attacking options ahead of the new campaign. United have a whole host of attacking talents such as Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford vying for a place in Mourinho’s starting XI. The potential acquisition of a world-beater like Ronaldo will definitely improve their team significantly and add more competition for places within the Red Devils squad.
At 33, the Portuguese still has his a few years left in him to play at a high level which United could look to utilise in the coming years. It remains to be seen what lies ahead in the future of Ronaldo and whether he ends up plying his trade at Old Trafford next term.