Cristiano Ronaldo is extremely media-savvy and only talks to reporters when he wants to get a specific message across - usually to his current employers, Real Madrid.
But the Portuguese star landed himself in hot water with his controversial post-match comments after Real Madrid’s 1-0 defeat to local rivals Atletico on Saturday.
Ronaldo said Los Blancos would probably be top of La Liga if the rest of his teammates were at his level - and everything has subsequently gone a little crazy over the past 24 hours.
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The report adds that Florentino Perez, Real Madrid’s president, is sick of the three-time Ballon d’Or winner’s attitude and hopes to replace him with Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski ahead of the 2016-17 campaign.
Lewandowski would join Real Madrid
Lewandowski, according to a report from the Telegraph last month, has his heart set on a move to Real Madrid but was prepared to sign a new contract at the Allianz Arena if Perez and Zinedine Zidane wanted to stick with the ‘BBC’ - the acronym widely used in Spain for the attacking trio comprised of Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano.
The situation may have changed after Ronaldo’s latest comments - although finding a club prepared to pay the astronomical figures required to sign the 31-year-old could prove difficult.
Real Madrid fans: should Florentino Perez replace Cristiano Ronaldo with Robert Lewandowski this summer? Have your say by leaving a comment below.