Cristiano Ronaldo’s future may be dominating the headlines but his new haircut is earning him “stick” from his Portugal team-mates, says Jose Fonte.
The Real Madrid superstar is reported to have told his current club that he wants out when the summer transfer window opens, with the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain waiting in the wings to discuss a big-money deal.
He is, however, currently being occupied by international commitments at the Confederations Cup.
Ronaldo is looking to help Portugal build on their European Championship triumph by capturing another piece of silverware.
He is, however, taking on that quest with a new look, with West Ham defender Fonte writing in his blog on the club’s official website: "We are obviously used to spending time together away at tournaments, and it helps that we have a great bunch of lads and are all very close.
“There are a lot of jokers and it is a great atmosphere.
“Cristiano Ronaldo got a little bit of stick when he arrived with his new haircut, especially from Ricardo Quaresma."
Quaresma is sporting a bold new look of his own, but then the Besiktas forward has always been a little more outlandish in his appearance.
Ronaldo, meanwhile, looks a little different than he did during another productive 2016-17 campaign after honouring a promise to shave his head if Madrid won the Champions League.
He told Real Madrid TV: "It was a promise.
“I'd promised that, if we won the Champions League and I scored a goal, I'd do it. I did it and I shaved myself."
Portugal open their Confederations Cup campaign against Mexico on Sunday.