Cristiano Ronaldo is determined to leave Real Madrid, according to reports in Spain today.
Spanish newspaper AS understand that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner feels ‘betrayed’ by unfulfilled promises by president Florentino Perez to renew his contract at the Bernabeu.
They add that Ronaldo has made up his mind to leave his current employers and force a move back to Manchester United, the club he left for Los Blancos back in the summer of 2009.
Furthermore, AS claim that Ronaldo has informed teammates of his decision.
The legendary Portuguese forward, who turns 33 next month, was reportedly told that he would be handed an improved contract after helping Madrid win last season’s Champions League final against Juventus in Cardiff.
Ronaldo's current contract expires in 2021
But despite previously making it clear that he would like to end his career at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo isn’t anywhere closer to signing a contract extension.
His current deal expires in 2021 and he’s understood to be earning £365,000-a-week.
But if these latest reports are to be believed, Ronaldo will do his utmost to leave the Spanish giants either later this month or in the summer.
There is a sizeable group of United fans who have been pining for Ronaldo to return ‘home’ since the day he left Old Trafford.
What United fans are saying about Ronaldo
But while that lot might be buzzing after today’s reports, other United supporters believe Ronaldo is using his former club to force Perez into offering him an improved contract.
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United fans are fed up with Ronaldo's tactics
This wouldn’t be the first time that Ronaldo has used United in his attempts to receive a more lucrative deal from Madrid.
It’s happened on a couple of occasions over the past few years and United fans are fed up with it.
You can’t blame them for feeling that way, either.
Ronaldo's form in La Liga has been terrible this season
They’d probably be a little more excited, too, if he was performing better this season.
While his performances in the Champions League group stages were excellent - he scored nine goals in six matches - his form in La Liga has been hugely underwhelming.
In 14 appearances this season, Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer has netted just four goals, leading many football fans to ask themselves if the prolific forward is finally beginning to decline after one of the most remarkable careers in the history of the game.