Real president Perez 'not contemplating' Ronaldo departure

"I'm sure he will tell us and we will see".

In fact Ronaldo finished the 2016-17 season with 16 goals in his last 10 games in all competitions to win the Champions League and La Liga crowns in his eighth season at The Bernabeu.

On the other hand, Gigi Donnarumma is 18 years old and he's played the last two season for AC Milan, becoming one of the best goalkeepers in Serie A and the Buffon's replacement in the national team.

United sold Ronaldo to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for £80m and they have tried to set up a deal for his return on at least one occasion since his departure.

'I know him and he's a top professional and person and all this is very odd. "You (the media) say things about Cris without knowing the truth", he said.

Ronaldo was a world-record signing of intent from United after Perez returned as president eight years ago, the forward being part of a £225million summer spending spree that also saw the likes of Kaka, Karim Benzema and Xabi Alonso move to Real.

When speaking publicly on Monday, having run unopposed to return as president for the next four years, Perez did not reference Ronaldo when discussing the current state of Los Blancos.

Florentino Perez has stressed Cristiano Ronaldo will only leave Real Madrid if a club matches his €1billion buyout clause and has slammed those who have called the Portugal worldwide "a delinquent" following his tax issues.

"We released a statement to show him our support".

He is accused of evading tax to the value of 14.7m euros (£13m; $16m) between 2011 and 2014.

"James is a Madrid player".

"I haven't learned very much about the situation, he's at a very important tournament at the moment in the Confederations Cup and until that ends I'm not going to disturb the atmosphere of his team", added Perez.

But Perez has admitted that it would have been a dream to bring the magical Argentine to Barca's bitter rivals, although he admits that such an ambition may remain mere dreams due to the player's long history at the Catalan club, Goal writes. Then, with Zidane on the bench, he's been always in the line-up, winning back-to-back titles of the Champions League. He also said he needed to speak to the Portuguese but, with the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation under way, now was not a good time.



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