Perez: Ronaldo wants to retire at Madrid

The Portugal international has been repeatedly linked with a move away, but the Blancos president insists the 28-year-old wants to see out his career at the club.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to retire at Real Madrid just as previous greats of the game have, club president Florentino Perez said.

Ronaldo, 28, has two years to run on his contract at Los Blancos, but continual rumors have linked him with a move away to either Manchester United or Paris Saint-Germain. Although no negotiations have taken place to extend Ronaldo's stay at the club, Perez remains convinced that the Portuguese star wants to retire at Madrid.

"The person who wants to retire at Real Madrid is Ronaldo, and Real want him to retire here too," Perez told Univision. "There haven't been any negotiations [on a new deal], because he is on holiday. Be in no doubt, Cristiano will retire here, because he wants to. Just as [Zinedine] Zidane and other great players have done."

Ronaldo has scored 201 goals in 199 appearances for the Liga giants.