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Never thought about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo
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Never thought about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo

Sep 15 2013, 9:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 15 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018.

Madrid, Sep 15 — Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018. The club confirmed the...

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Never thought about leaving Real Madrid: Ronaldo

Sep 15 2013, 9:30am CDT | by IANS

Madrid, Sep 15 (IANS) Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018.

Madrid, Sep 15 — Real Madrid confirmed Sunday that they have reached an agreement with striker Cristiano Ronaldo to extend his contract for a further three years until 2018.

The club confirmed the agreement, which was reached a few weeks ago, in a packed press conference at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium here Sunday lunchtime, reports Xinhua.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, who presented the ceremony said the player had Real Madrid in his heart and that his intention had always been to stay at the Bernabeu.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo commented that he and Perez had reached a verbal agreement on the new contract at the end of last season and that it had never entered his head to leave the club.

"The president gave me his word at the end of last season and I gave my word to him. It is something I always wanted to happen and the president as well. Also the fans want it to happen and it was for them that I decided to carry on," he said.

The striker was thought to have negotiated a possible return to Manchester United over the summer, but denied that he had considered leaving Real Madrid.

"It never entered my head to leave Madrid, because I feel very happy here. The people treat me well and that is important," added Ronaldo.

Ronaldo's previous deal had been due to expire in 2015, meaning that had Madrid not moved to renew their agreement they could have been forced to sell him at a reduced price next summer or run the risk of seeing him leave on a free transfer at the end of the following season.

The Portuguese international joined Madrid on what had been a world record deal worth 96 million euros in the summer of 2009 from Manchester United and has scored 203 in 203 games for the club since then, The last of those goals came in Madrid's 2-2 draw away to Villarreal Saturday night.

"I hope to score another 200 goals in the coming years. I am very ambitious and I don't put any limits on myself," he said.

The club has now assured the services of the two most expensive players in the world: Gareth Bale and Ronaldo, for the next five years.

Although Real Madrid have yet to release details of the contract, it is thought he will remain at Real Madrid until 2018 and will become the highest paid player in the world with net earnings of around 18 million euros a year, which after tax will cost his club around twice that amount.

"It's not important if I am the highest paid player or not: there are more important things in life than money," said Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo Takes a Ride with Jenson Button in His McLaren

Sep 2 2014 12:39pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Cristiano Ronaldo is truly a man who has everything.  And when you're a man who has everything, you get to take a ride with Formula One driver Jenson Button in a fancy McLaren.  That's exactly what the Portuguese and Real Madrid superstar did on Monday. And it seems as though Ron ...
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Tuesday’s Rumour Roundup: Ronaldo Talks Up Falcao’s United Move, Reds To Make Move For Goalkeeper, Cech Staying At Chelsea And New Gunners Star Gets Shirt Number

Sep 2 2014 11:51am CDT | Source: CaughtOffside

All of Tuesday's latest rumours and gossip. Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, says Colombia striker Radamel Falcao, 28, will be a fantastic signing for Manchester United - (Daily Mirror) Falcao will earn £350,000 per week at Old Trafford as part of a £24m outlay by United - (Daily Express)  Former United first-team coach Rene Meulensteen believes striker Danny Welbeck, 23, is the perfect match for Arsenal - (Sky Sports)  Liverpool striker Fa ...
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Messi to the Premier League? Collymore's Lessons from the Transfer Window

Sep 2 2014 10:13am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

We saw some huge deals to the Premier League this summer, with high-profile stars swapping life abroad to come and play in the world's richest league. Here are five lessons we've learned about England's top flight in the window. 1. Big attraction The arrivals of Angel Di Maria, Radamel Falcao, Alexis Sanchez, Mario Balotelli and Co. illustrate that Premier League finances are pulling the biggest play ...
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Micah Richards and Ashley Cole Lead the Way for England Change

Sep 2 2014 8:53am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Transfer deadline day always throws up its little curios, and few were as eyebrow-raising this time around as Micah Richards' loan move from Manchester City to Fiorentina. English players moving abroad are still as rare as hen's teeth even if the City youth product always had a sense of the adventurous about him. It is a fresh chance for Richards, and by goodness he needs to take it. Perpetually thought of as f ...
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Next Ronaldo? Man United loanee Nani (Sporting) pulls off sick nutmeg v Benfica [Video]

Sep 2 2014 8:39am CDT | Source: 101 great goals

On Sunday night, Manchester United’s Portuguese winger Nani made his second start for former club Sporting CP.With 4 years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford, Nani was sent back to Sporting on loan for the season and starred in their 1-1 draw with Benfica.The frustrating trickster made Uruguayan Benfica star Maxi Periera look silly with a magnificent nutmeg.Watch the brilliant nutmeg below.Playing for Sporting, could this Nani fellow be the next Cristiano Ronaldo?(function( ...
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Manchester United Needed Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao – Cristiano Ronaldo

Sep 2 2014 8:32am CDT | Source: insidefutbol

Cristiano Ronaldo believes Manchester United will be a stronger team following the signing of Angel di Maria an ...
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Cristiano Ronaldo blasts Real Madrid over sales of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso

Sep 2 2014 8:24am CDT | Source: Mirror Football

The Portuguese star fired a staggering 17 Champions League goals last term as Los Blancos clinched la decima but has seen the side lose k ...
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Angel Di Maria Would Have Left Real Madrid in 2013 but for Cristiano Ronaldo

Sep 2 2014 6:43am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Angel Di Maria has said he would have left Real Madrid a season earlier had it not been for his friend Cristiano Ronaldo. The Argentine joined Manchester United this summer in a £59.7 million deal, but he was also under pressure in 2013 after Gareth Bale was signed. In the end, playmaker Mesut Ozil was the man who made way, heading to Arsenal. Speaking on ESPN Radio and reported by Marca, Di Maria said: The truth is that I have a great friendship with Cristiano Ronaldo; thanks to him I sta ...
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Jenson Button and Cristiano Ronaldo discuss upcoming seasons video

Sep 2 2014 6:43am CDT | Source: Football - The Guardian

Formula One star Jenson Button and footballer Cristiano Ronaldo talk about their respective sports. Ronaldo hopes Real Madrid can be first side to win the Champions League in consecutive seasons. In the final year of his Formula One contract, Button says he hopes he can keep racing with McLaren in seasons to come Continue ...
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