It has been a month since Cristiano Ronaldo announced that he is going nowhere this season, during a press conference in Singapore.
With that, all transfer speculations died with everyone agreeing that Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid for one more season at least.
However, what's most worrying now is Ronaldo's reluctance in signing a new contract with Real Madrid.
Despite rumours and speculations that Madrid have tabled a record £132million five-year contract, nothing has been spoken about a contract settlement with the Portuguese superstar.
While it seems a little farfetched for Real Madrid supporters to ever think Ronaldo will leave the club, his reluctance to sign the new deal may result in every Madrid fans nightmare to come true - Ronaldo to leave the Galaticos.
Everyone knows Ronaldo is never happy staying at one club after a few years, and that a change of scenery might occur at the end of the season. But, what will hurt the club most is if Ronaldo ever leaves as a free agent, hence, Madrid not getting a single cent after the staggering £80million purchase a few seasons ago.
Plus, if Gareth Bale were to move to Madrid, it may be wise for Florentino Perez to cash in on Ronaldo before the transfer window closes, and make a £20million loss (considering his selling price is £60million), but at the same time being able to fund a world record transfer for Gareth Bale, who could potentially fill Ronaldo's boots.
Nevertheless, the question has always been what is Ronaldo waiting for? A bigger deal? A better team? More trophies? Better manager? Who knows? There's just too many reasons one could think of, and that the club that would keep closest eye on Ronaldo is none other than Manchester United.
If Ronaldo does leave at the end of the season, he is bound to go to Manchester United. However, the only reason that could ever prevent Ronaldo to leave Real Madrid is if the team wins the Champions League this season.
Of course it could also be a great way to leave the club, but it could also be a great reason to stay in it. Nevertheless, whatever the new coach, Carlo Ancelotti, does, he will have to look forward to a contingency plan for Madrid, if one day Ronaldo does leave the club, how will the team play without him?
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