The complaint was quickly followed by reports that Ronaldo has made a decision to leave Madrid ahead of next season following his tax problems, but Perez is adamant the prolific forward will only be on the move for a huge transfer fee. “I’m sure he will tell us and we will see”.
‘We have complete faith that Cristiano has always acted out of good faith because we know what he is like’.
“I have not spoken with him since [the Champions League final in] Cardiff”.
And he has also complained on multiple occasions in the past at his treatment at the hands of Real supporters, who have resorted to jeering and booing his performance on the pitch. “There is no turning back”.
Upon hearing the news, the Real boss reportedly immediately phoned his player, who is now with Portugal at the FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, to discover the real reasons behind his decision to make his intentions public.
But the Portuguese would be costly – his Real contract has a 1bn euro (£874.88m) release clause. “We don’t want to disturb his concentration with the national team”, said Perez.
If Wayne Rooney leaves the club, the team would be without a real talisman, and Rooney has been on the decline for a while now.
Spanish prosecutors have filed a lawsuit against the player accusing him of defrauding tax authorities of 14.7 million euros (16.39 million U.S. Dollars) by hiding his image rights income between 2011 and 2014.
Reigning Ballon d’Or and Best FIFA Men’s Player award victor Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Manchester United having been “outraged” by what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities, making him determined to leave the country.
President Florentino Perez broke his silence on the issue on Monday night after he was re-elected in his position – unchallenged – for another four year-term and insisted on the Portuguese player’s innocence.
Club captain Sergio Ramos apparently also called Ronaldo to in an effort to persuade him against leaving Madrid.
Earlier this month Manchester United reportedly told Real Madrid that they will not sell De Gea for less than £66million this summer.
The Sunday World’s back page exclusive last weekend (below) revealing United manager Jose Mourinho would not prioritise an audacious move for the former has now been backed up by similar reports on Yahoo Sport and a host of UK newspapers on Wednesday.
“We are accustomed to intensive speculation on possible arrivals and departures during the transfer period”, wrote Rummenigge in the statement. As a rule, we do not comment on these rumours.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed he has not held talks with Cristiano Ronaldo and says the uncertainty surrounding the player is “very strange”.
The club has proved shrewder in the transfer market in recent years, however, and last season’s Champions League and La Liga double was built on a robust squad, allowing coach Zidane to freely rotate his side while still winning domestic games, keeping his first choice team fit and fresh for European ties.