Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to sign a new deal with the club following consistent performance that has kept him in the top scorers’ list in Spain. Recently, the forward set a record of above 30 goals for six seasons in the Spanish La Liga. Real Madrid are reported to have offered the Portuguese star a contract extension that will keep him at the club until he is 35.
The player has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu, with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United being the key options. Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, started the season with the intention of cashing in on Real’s all-time record goal scorer with PSG ready to pay close to 100million Euros.
However, it is rumoured that the main barrier to the PSG deal is the injury of Gareth Bale, who Perez wants to replace the Portuguese star as Madrid’s talisman. Also, Ronaldo has continued to impress, with his recent performance being the stunning performance against Wolfsburg in the champions League quarter final where he turned the 2-0 deficit with a hat trick helping the team to the Semis again.
From the reports, there is unlikely to be any great change to Ronaldo’s current £16.5m per year salary. The club is just focused on retaining him for his consistent services to the club. Also, Real Madrid would need to buy big this summer because a FIFA transfer ban will begin in January 2017 and they need to raise money to fund the spending.
The implications of the deal for other Madrid stars are that Colombian midfielder, James Rodriguez, and Spanish forward Isco are likely going to be the highly-priced sacrifices. Both stars fell out with former coach, Rafa Benitez and neither has found favour with current manager, Zinedine Zidane. With Zidane set to continue next season and also in favour of keeping Ronaldo, the stars are widely believed to be the sacrifices.