OFFICIAL: RONALDO GETS NEW REAL MADRID CONTRACT
The Portugal star is set to head into the twilight of his career at the Santiago Bernabeu after signing a fresh deal Cristiano Ronaldo will renew his Real Madrid contract at a special event on Monday, the club have announced.
The Portugal star has agreed terms to extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until 2021, when he will turn 36. His current deal was due to expire in 2018.
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Negotiations between club and player had been ongoing for some time and the news of Ronaldo’s extension comes one week after Gareth Bale committed to the club until 2022 . Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Lucas Vazquez have also recently signed new contracts with Los Blancos.
A club statement reads: “The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract will take place tomorrow, Monday November 7 at 13:30CET in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium. “The Portuguese forward will extend his contract until 30 June 2021 at the event attended by club president Florentino Perez and the player himself.”
Before the news was confirmed, Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane says he expects the attacker to end his career with the club, just as he did.
“I’m happy because what he must do is finish his career here,” Zidane said after Ronaldo endured a frustrating outing versus Leganes where he failed to register a single shot on target. “Cristiano is unique. What he has done and what he will do. His only intention is to finish his career here. “I am happy because we can renew and he can finish with this white shirt as I did long ago.”
Ronaldo joined Real Madrid in 2009 for a then-world- record fee and has gone on to win one La Liga title, as
well as two Copa del Rey and Champions League crowns during his time in the Spanish capital.
The 31-year-old won Euro 2016 with his national team this year and is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or,
which would be his fourth overall.
Ronaldo’s scored seven goals in 12 appearances in all competitions so far this season, including a hat-trick against Alaves in October. Madrid sit top of La Liga after 11 matches.