Ronaldo, who is now on global duty with Portugal at the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, is said to be “outraged” after Spanish prosecutors accused him of defrauding authorities of nearly £13million, an accusation he denies.
The 32-year-old apparently told Portuguese and Spanish media, via his representatives, that he is keen on leaving the Santiago Bernabeu club.
“I have to talk to Cristiano“.
IBTimes UK earlier revealed that Ronaldo wants to leave Real and he has already informed the club of his decision.
Metro throws a fresh angle on the story with its claim that Ronaldo in fact told Alex Ferguson of his intention to leave Real before the tax fraud accusations.
“I still haven’t spoken to Cristiano Ronaldo“.
That situation changed last week when Ronaldo let it be known that he wants to leave Spain because he is angry at being accused of evading of £12.8m in tax between 2011 and 2014.
“It has affected me how the media treated Cristiano; the presumption of innocence was not respected“.
“We’re used to being the subject of intense transfer speculation during transfer windows”, Rummenigge said in a statement.
“Normally we don’t comment on rumours, but in this case, we would like to make our position on Cristiano Ronaldo absolutely clear: This rumour is completely unfounded and must be consigned to the realms of fantasy”.
His first big challenge is keeping Ronaldo at the club he joined in 2009 from Manchester United for a record 94 million euros ($105.3 million).
Kylian Mbappe and Gianluigi Donnarumma are targets for Real Madrid, according to president Florentino Perez, who dismissed a move for Manchester United’s David de Gea.