Perez mum on rumours Ronaldo wants to leave Madrid

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says Cristiano Ronaldo’s apparent dissatisfaction is “all very unusual”, but that both he and the club expect the superstar to stay at the Bernabeu this summer.

Perez assured fans that the forward would be honouring his contract with Real Madrid, but revealed that he would not discuss the former Manchester United player’s future until after Portugal had finished their Confederations Cup campaign.

The 32-year-old is thought to have been “outraged” by what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities, making him determined to quit the club and the country.

Because if you add up the wages that Ronaldo will demand – somewhere between £350,000-400,000 a week – it will come to a pretty penny. I found out about what happened in a newspaper.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Monday rubbished media reports which said that the record German football champions are interested in signing Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

“This is all very odd”.

“I will defend him [Ronaldo] at all costs as both a player and as a person”.

“I have not talked to him or his father”.

And Perez vigorously backed the Portugal skipper, claiming he will be cleared of tax charges against his name and dismissing suggestions Ronaldo’s desire to leave could be remedied by the club picking up any potential fine.

“I’m certain that we will move on from this and that he will be with us for many more seasons”.

Manchester United appear to be desperate to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club, but their next best option is him leaving Real Madrid for another club – as they will still benefit. We have not had an offer for Cristiano, ‘ he said.

“I think it’s an emotional situation right now… all I can say is he’s playing at a fantastic club”, he told Omnisport.

Cristiano Ronaldo believes he has been “treated like a criminal” in Spain because of the recent tax probe. “[Ronaldo’s agent Jorge] Mendes called me and told me that”.

“The whole thing is very unusual because Cristiano Ronaldo is a great guy, both as a player and a person”.