Ronaldo refuses to rule out Manchester United return

by Sam Peoples

Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to confirm that he has signed a new five year deal with Real Madrid leading to continued speculation he could leave Spain this summer.

Spanish paper Marca reported that Ronaldo had signed a contract that would make him the highest paid player in La Liga on £14.8 million per year after tax and keep him in Madrid until 2018.

But Ronaldo has chosen to remain silent about his future in Spain which leaves the possibility of him leaving Madrid firmly open.

 “I’m not going to confirm anything – I’m just going to do my job like I always do,” Ronaldo said.

“My future – I don’t know. At this moment I’m a player of Madrid, the future, I really don’t know.

“Let’s see what’s going to happen – but for the moment, I’m good where I am.”

And when asked about Madrid’s move for Gareth Bale, Ronaldo refused to be drawn into talking about it.

He said: “I’m not going to speak about that because I’m not the right person to say if he deserves that money – if it’s a good deal or not.

“I’m happy here – I think the players I have beside me, they are great – I’m not going to speak about other players.”

Back in 2008 when speculation was rife about Ronaldo joining Real Madrid, he was similarly coy about his future before he left for Spain in an £80 million deal and if Madrid do sign Bale, speculation will only continue to increase about his potential return to Old Trafford this summer.

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