Cristiano Ronaldo Signs A New Five-Year Contract With Real Madrid
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Cristiano Ronaldo showed an ambition to finish his career at Real Madrid after signing a new deal that ties him to the club for the next five years.
Ronaldo was pictured on Real Madrid TV on Sunday signing his new deal, alongside president Florentino Perez, before fronting a press conference at the Bernabeu.
The 28-year-old Portuguese forward, whose previous deal had been due to run out in 2015, expressed delight at agreeing terms after speculation in the summer he could be tempted back to Manchester United.
But the possibility of a sensational return to Old Trafford, where he is still appreciated four years after his departure, seems remote after Ronaldo stressed the Spanish capital is where he wants to stay.
"I'm really happy here," he said. "I'll be here five more years. I just want to win trophies for this club.
"I appreciate the fans like me a lot to be here. I'm happy, I want to give my best on the pitch.
"I will be honest with you - everyone knows I was in Manchester for six years. Manchester is in the past.
"Now my club is Real Madrid. This is my home, my family is here and I'm really happy here.
"I respect all the clubs who ask about me. But they always know that my decision, that my only goal is to be here and to play at this club until, maybe, the end of my career.
"The future nobody knows."
The 28-year-old had been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu following the arrival of Gareth Bale during the summer transfer window.
The 100m-euro fee Real paid to Tottenham for the Wales winger eclipsed the previous world-record of 94m euros they splashed out to lure Ronaldo away from United in 2009.
Ronaldo has scored a remarkable 203 goals in 203 appearances for the Spaniards, helping them secure the King's Cup in 2011 and the La Liga title in the 2011/12 season.
Source: sky sports