The 33-year-old Portuguese striker, who is under contract with the Madrid club until 2021, had already been the subject of rumors during the last offseason, although he decided to stay in Madrid. But this season is only the shadow of himself and the Spanish press emphasizes that its bad performance is necessarily related to the lack of performance of the Merengue, currently 4th in the Liga, 19 points of FC Barcelona, a pit.
The recent revelations of “Football Leaks” that his best enemy Lionel Messi would receive 100 million euros per year, more than him, and that report attempts by the Real to enlist the Argentine a few seasons ago, have also probably irritated.
According to the newspaper El Mundo, Cristiano Ronaldo would have asked his advisers to prepare a new contract with Real in which his salary would be increased to reach the same level as that of Messi and exceed what the Brazilian Neymar at Paris SG.
The Madrid daily claims that the Portuguese would receive 21 million net euros per season in Real, against 40 million for Messi Barça. Neymar, became last summer the most expensive transfer in history (222 million euros), emarge to about 30 million.
Cristiano Ronaldo considers himself the best player in the world and has already told the leaders of Real his dissatisfaction with these pay inequalities: he considers the current situation “unfair” and regrets not to feel valued.
4 goals in Liga, 17 for Messi
“This question has become a prime concern for the player, and if Real Madrid does not change his conditions, he is ready to leave the club,” added El Mundo.
According to the newspaper As, the player would have admitted that these extra-sport distractions weighed on his performances, he who scored only 4 goals in the Liga, against 17 in Messi. According to El Mundo, who quotes sources close to the player, Cristiano Ronaldo could choose to fill his wallet in China, even if he does not exclude a return to Manchester United.
The Portuguese newspaper Record assures that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, has received Real Madrid “carte blanche” to negotiate the transfer of the player to another club. The press also imagines a possible exchange between Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar, the PSG shouting destabilization, the two teams to face the next month in the 8th finals of the Champions League.