Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo will join up with his Portugal teammates today after a week's holiday following Los Blancos victory in the Champions League final. The Madrid fans hope that he will explain his comments in the aftermath of their victory in Kiev where he said: "It was nice to have played for Real Madrid." Then, when pressed further on the matter, Cristiano said it wasn't the moment to talk about his future but he would soon.
There's no current plan in place for Cristiano to make a declaration on his future but he is expected to appear at a press conference over the next few days. In Madrid they hope the Portuguese star shows restraint, according to 'Marca', after the club refused to meet his economic demands and the relationship between the two parties remains quite cold.
CRISTIANO WILL GET A PAY RISE, BUT NOT THE TERMS HE ASKED FOR
Internally at Real Madrid they're conscious that Cristiano's wish is to leave if they don't pay him what he's asking for, which around €80m. The player believes he deserves a contract of that magnitude after winning the last two Champions Leagues and finishing as the club's top scorer again. The club is willing to increase his annual wages from €23m to €30m, but not the €40m per season he's currently asking for.
Real Madrid will open the door to an exit if Cristiano isn't happy and wants to leave, but they insist he needs to come with an acceptable offer for them to consider letting him go. Florentino Perez has demonstrated that the Portuguese star doesn't intimidate him and has only increased his salary on terms he feels are fair and not what the player demands. Cristiano is being pressured by the tax office in Spain too and has until the 15th of June to accept the agreement which would see him pay €28m for tax fraud.