Johannesburg, Sep 16: Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he wants to end his career with the Spanish giants after he signed a new four-year contract with the club.
According to Sport24, Ronaldo expressed that it was a privilege for him to continue with the club and it was still just like his first day at the place, adding that he would continue with the same spirit of sacrifice and give everything for the shirt.
He said that it was a special day for him and he wanted to thank the president for making the deal happen, along with the fans who continued to support him, adding that he would stay at the club until the end of his career.
Ronaldo said that Real Madrid was the biggest club in the world and he was extremely happy at his new home.
With Ronaldo’s previous deal set to expire in 2015, there had been strong speculation linking the 28-year-old with a return to Old Trafford, but he disclosed United are very much in the past and that a verbal agreement had been in place for a new contract since the end of last season, the report said.
Although Madrid did not give details of the contract extension, the deal is expected to make Ronaldo the world’s highest paid player with Spanish newspaper El Pais reporting that he will earn close to 20 million euros a season, the report added.
However, he claimed it was not money but the chance to lead Real to their 10th European Cup that was the decisive factor in his decision, the report further said.
Despite the rumours, Real president Florentino Perez was always confident that he would finally get his man and claimed it was a great day for the club to tie down whom he sees as the best player in the world, according to the report. (ANI)