Cristiano Ronaldo may have become Real Madrid's joint-top scorer last night, but he didn't let the gravity of the situation get to him and stayed cool under intense questioning over his future.
The Portuguese superstar scored a brace in a 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo, equalling Raul's record haul of 323 goals whilst also scoring his 500th and 501st career goal.
Now 30-years-old, Ronaldo has been tipped to leave the Bernabeu before eventually hanging up his boots with Premier League leaders Manchester United favourites to land his signature.
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Reports have constantly linked the Red Devils with a move for their former star and Sky Sports journalist Guillem Balague is the latest media figure to make such a claim.
Such a move would take big money with the asking price likely to be significant. Not to mention, Ronaldo's £350,000-a-week wages are beyond all but a handful of clubs. Having paid £36m to sign teenager Anthony Martial this summer, the financial outlay is unlikely to deter Louis van Gaal and Co.
Leaving the door ajar
And the move has taken a (very) small step closer after Ronaldo refused to commit his future to the Bernabeu club.
He told The Sun: “I am happy here, I want to win things here. I feel good, but as I have said millions of times no one knows what will happen in the future.
“We will see what happens tomorrow but at this moment in time I am happy at Real Madrid. No one knows what will happen next year. I am happy here, but you never know what will happen in the future.
“I have to achieve things here, I feel good, I want to win things with Real Madrid because I think this club has potential to win things, but I don’t know what will happen in the future.”
Paris Saint-Germain, one of few clubs who could compete with Manchester United financially, have also been linked with a big-money move for Ronaldo as their Qatari owners seek a marquee replacement for the ageing Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The French capital would be the perfect place for the three-time Ballon d'Or winner to enhance his brand while the lower level of football in Ligue 1 would also help him prolong his career.
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