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Mendes: Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid

| 09.10.2014

Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes, has put an end to rumours that Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will move back to Manchester United, claiming the 29-year-old, who is 2/1 to be the Champions League top scorer again this season, is going to retire at the Spanish giants.

“Cristiano is very happy at Real Madrid and has always been very happy,” Mendes said. “He’s going to break all the records with Real Madrid and he’s going to retire here.

“He has a lot of love for United because his heart was there for six years, but now he’s only thinking about Real Madrid and he’s going to stay here forever,” Mendes maintained, who has brokered some of the biggest transfer deals in world football.

“He’s incredibly happy. It’s one thing to respect the people who remember him but he’s with Madrid to the death. We didn’t receive any offers for him because people know that it’s impossible to take Cristiano from Real Madrid, therefore, it’s not worth it to even call and ask about him.”

Real Madrid are 11/10 to win La Liga this season, and Ronaldo will be a key component if they are to challenge Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for the title. Having scored 222 goals in 214 matches, and could smash the record currently held by Raul in less than a year, with the Spaniard finishing on 323 strikes in 741 appearances.

Speaking about how long the attacker will keep playing for, Mendes added: “He gets better every time and he’ll continue to get better into his 40s.

“Along with being the best player, he’s the best athlete in the world. Nobody compares to him. There won’t be anyone like him for the next 500 years. He’s a very humble person and a family man. A fantastic father. He’s the son any mother would love to have. He’s concerned about others. There are so many great things about him that it’s impossible to list all of them.”

“Cristiano’s dream is to win another Champions League. His dreams are always short term. He’s never satisfied and he always wants more. He never stops surprising me. It’s impossible to find anyone like him in the history of sport.”



Matt Haynes

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