Cristiano Ronaldo coy over Real Madrid future

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Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo says he is uncertain over whether he will end his career at the Bernabeu, but insists he is happy where he is for now.

The Portuguese ace is heavy favourite to scoop his third Ballon d'Or in Zurich this evening at the Ballon d'Or gala. 


The 29-year-old has been in incredible form this season for Real Madrid and has 29 goals in 16 La Liga appearances. However that hasn't stopped speculation over his future, with Manchester United said to be keen on taking him back to Old Trafford.

In the past, Ronaldo has been vocal in his admiration for the Red Devils, and suggested he could well return before he hangs up his boots. However, when asked about whether he will stay with Real Madrid until he decides to retire, the Portuguese winger was in a philosophical mood.


"Nobody knows, only God knows. The future, I don't know, but I'm very happy at Real," he said. "I signed a new deal one year ago but, the future, you never know."

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The future of fellow nominee Lionel Messi has also been the subject of intense speculation in recent weeks. The Barcelona man is said to have fallen out with boss Luis Enrique and has been linked with Chelsea - although he rubbished the speculation after helping his side beat Atletico Madrid 3-1 last evening.

He too refused to give a certain answer when quizzed about whether he would remain at the Nou Camp, or if a return to Argentina and Newell's Old Boys was possible.


He said: I"m not sure what's going to happen, whether I'd go to Newell's. Don't know where I'll be next year. I've always said I want to end my career at Barcelona but, as Cristiano said, nobody knows what the future holds."

Messi and Barcelona have endured a turbulent time of late, and have been forced to play second fiddle to Ronaldo and Real Madrid, who are the reigning European champions and currently sit at the top of La Liga.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Ronaldo's Real Madrid team-mate Gareth Bale, although he too has denied there is any truth in the rumours that he could join Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.

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