Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, believes that the Portuguese forward will finish his career with Real Madrid.
Over the last few months, Ronaldo has been linked to a move to Manchester United, Chelsea, and Barcelona, even though the latter is only likely to happen once hell has frozen over.
However, Mendes is adamant that Ronaldo won’t even consider leaving the Bernabeu, and he believes that the forward will go on to achieve more success with the Spanish soccer giants.
According to the Mirror, Jorge Mendes made these comments while talking to Brazilian media’s Globo Esporte.
“I got to know him when he was 15-years-old, from then until no we’ve spoken together on most days. When I’m in Madrid we always meet up, our relationship is more like a friendship. I believe that Cristiano will finish his career at Real Madrid. He’s happy at the club and is still keen to achieve more success in Madrid.”
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently in a remarkable vein of goal-scoring form. In just 14 La Liga games this season, Cristiano Ronaldo has already scored 25 goals and made 11 assists.
The 29-year old is odds-on favorite to win his second Ballon d’Or in succession at the awards ceremony in January. If this happened then this would be his third Ballon d’Or, as he previously won the same accolade in 2009.
Mendes also stated that, in his opinion, Cristiano Ronaldo is the best soccer player in the history of the game.
“Cristiano is the greatest ever. It’ll be impossible for anyone to emulate him in the future. There’s just a gulf between him and the second best.”
Mendes even believes that Cristiano Ronaldo’s talent is so immense that Real Madrid should retire the number 7 shirt when he ultimately decides to retire or leave the club.
After being asked whether the number, which was previously worn by Real Madrid legends, Raul and Alfredo Di Stefano, should be retired, Mendes explained, “I think they should. I respect great players like Raul and Di Stefano, but none of them compare to Cristiano Ronaldo. Cristiano Ronaldo kicked off Real Madrid’s transformation. Five or six years ago, the team were not as good as they are now. They weren’t Barcelona, whom everybody considered the greatest team ever.”
Earlier this week the Inquisitr reported on rumors that Manchester United were considering an audacious $200 million bid for Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammate, Gareth Bale.
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