Real Madrid boss Perez tackles Ronaldo problem

Former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has told talkSPORT that the European champions would be making a “big mistake” if they let Cristiano Ronaldo depart this summer.

Ronaldo is accused of defrauding the authorities of 14.7 million euros in tax through offshore companies.

“I have not talked with Cristiano. but they tell me has been treated badly in this country”.

The complaint was quickly followed by reports that Ronaldo has chose 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.

All three clubs would be entitled to share 5% of Ronaldo transfer fee.

Ronaldo has denied any wrongdoing, and Madrid issued a statement last week saying it believed the player was innocent.

Manchester United was always going to be his most likely destination, with Cristiano, several times in the past, professing his love for the club where he spent six fruitful years.

Ronaldo’s discontent has alerted clubs all over the world but he has been linked most strongly with a return to United, or a transfer to PSG. Both Barcelona and Premier League champions Chelsea are reportedly interested in his services.

Perez, who has been re-elected as Real Madrid president for an historic fifth time, insists he intends to resolve the situation with Ronaldo.

He did say Ronaldo is under contract, but everyone knows that.

Ronaldo was named man of the match in his country’s Confederations Cup game with Mexico but failed to attend the press conference which comes with the award, speaking only about the game in a brief interview with Federation Internationale de Football Association.

It merely adds to the air of uncertainty.

With The Daily Mail reporting that Real are already eyeing young Monaco star Kylian Mbappe, any doubts over Ronaldo’s future could accelerate the deal.

Manchester United is reportedly one of the teams he’d like to join – or rejoin.

The four-time Ballon d’Or victor, who left Old Trafford for the Spanish capital in 2009, supposedly wants to move on this summer after accusations of tax evasion in the country. And the wait may be a long one.