Cristiano Ronaldo On Real Madrid: ‘Special Place In My Heart, Want To Stay For Years’
Cristiano Ronaldo is having one of his best years as a professional footballer, as the 31-year-old has become the ultimate European champion winning the UEFA Champions League with Real Madrid and the UEFA EUROs with the Portugal national team this year.
The Portuguese captain has said that it’s his “dream” to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for many more years.
The former Sporting Lisbon star signed for Real Madrid in 2009 from Manchester United for a then world record fee of £80 million.
Ronaldo has become ‘the man’ at Madrid and has been the key figure for the Galacticos for over 7 years now.
The 31-year-old has just under 2-years left on his current contract, however it is being widey reported that he will sign a new contract very soon.
Ronaldo had previously said that he wanted to play for another decade and has now retairated that he wants to play for the Los Blancos for many years to come.
Ronaldo said, “I’ve won the Champions League and the Euros, it’s a beautiful moment in my career and my sporting life,” he said.
“It just makes me want to keep working hard for this club.
“It’s my dream to keep playing for Real Madrid and I really want to stay here for many years because the club holds a special place in my heart.”
The three-time Ballon d’Or has become synonymous with the Los Blancos in the recent years and has shown tremendous loyalty during his 7 year stay in Madrid.
Ronaldo is also Portugal’s most capped player with 130 appearances to his name, he is also the first Portuguese player to reach 50 international goals, making him Portugal’s all-time top goalscorer.
Ronaldo also has a unique but incredile feat to his name as the Real Madrid star has scored over 50 goals in all competitions for six consecutive seasons.