Real Madrid chief bluntly responds to Ronaldo’s question (VIDEO)

Ronaldo will not make a spectacular return to the Spanish capital

Real Madrid will not take part in Cristiano Ronaldo’s draw after club president Florentino Perez savagely dismissed speculation that the Portuguese star could become a ‘Galactico’ again.

Ronaldo spent nine seasons in Real Madrid colors after joining the Spanish giants in what was at the time a world-record transfer, but Perez ruled out speculation history could repeat itself after saying that the club’s record top scorer was as well. old to be considered an option for Carlo Ancelotti’s side.

Ronaldo, who will turn 38 in the coming season, has been pushing for a Manchester United departure for more than a month after telling the club he wanted to leave in pursuit of Champions League football.

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But so far the multiple Ballon d’Or winner has been unable to secure a top-flight transfer away from Old Trafford as many of Europe’s elite clubs have moved away from him. a move for the veteran goalscorer.

Chelsea, Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid have so far ruled themselves out as Ronaldo’s next destination – but perhaps none have been as dismissive of the Portuguese great as the club he won at four crowns in the Champions League.

“Sign Cristiano? Still? He is 38 years old !Real Madrid supremo Perez joked when asked by fans at a hotel in Helsinki, Finland, shortly after his side’s 2-0 Super Cup win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Perez’s stark dismissal of Ronaldo speculation comes amid the career-best form of club chief marksman Karim Benzema, who scored 44 goals last season and is the punter’s favorite to be named the Ballon d’Or winner. ‘Gold of this year.

Real Madrid’s biggest transfer spend so far this summer has been the £72m ($87.5m) they shelled out for French midfielder Aurélien Tchouameni, while guaranteeing Antonio Rudiger a free transfer from Chelsea.

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It is believed, however, that Madrid are trying to reduce the average age of their squad. Benzema turns 35 shortly after the World Cup, while talismanic midfielder Luka Modric turns 37 in September; factors that make a move for Ronaldo exceptionally unattractive from an age profile perspective.

Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has meanwhile publicly stated that he sees Ronaldo as the frontrunner of his plans this season, but the club’s internal stance is believed to be that Ronaldo would be available for suitors if an attractive offer is received, and if they can take his mammoth salary off the payroll.

However, with Anthony Martial injured and Marcus Rashford linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain, Ten Hag’s options up front are slim and, for now at least, the marriage of convenience between the club and the player seems have to continue.


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