Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has told the reporters that ‘nothing is impossible’ following a media story which ran in his home country of Portugal claiming that he could be a subject of a bid of 180 million Euros in the summer transfer window before the commencement of the 2017-18 season.
Cristiano Ronaldo is currently a leading candidate to fetch his fifth Balon d’Or award after his brace last weekend in the 2017 UEFA Champions League final against Juventus propelled Real Madrid to a second consecutive Champions League victory. He ended the campaign scoring 16 goals in his last 10 appearances as Real Madrid were also crowned the champions of Spain, winning the La Liga title for the first time since the 2011-12 season.
A Bola claimed on its cover this week that ‘clubs like Manchester United, Monaco or Paris Saint-Germain’ along with the ‘multi-millionaires in Chinese football’ will be preparing ‘astronomical offers worth 180 million Euros’ to persuade the Portugese talisman to leave his current club.
Ronaldo was asked regarding the story before he departed to Lithuania for Portugal’s 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifier on Friday, the Real Madrid forward replied by stating ‘nothing is impossible’ as he disappeared inside the airport.
In November 2016, the 32-year old signed a contract with Los Blancos which will keep him at the Bernabeu till 2021 and while putting pen to the paper to seal that deal, he had said that he will have one last contract left to sign in his career. He also told Spanish TV before the Champions League summit clash in Cardiff that he would like to play at Real Madrid for another ten years.
In January, club president Florentino Perez denied a claim by Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes that a Chinese club had made a bumper offer of 300 million Euros for the former Manchester United star. Mendes stated that an unnamed Chinese Super League club had tabled the bid and promised him a yearly salary 100 million Euros but he denied them as ‘money was not everything for his client’.