Real Madrid: Cristiano Ronaldo Vows To Play On Past 40 After Declaring Massive New Contract ‘Won’t Be His Last’

Chris Wright

7th, November 2016


The big news to come out of the Real Madrid camp over the weekend was that Cristiano Ronaldo has signed a mammoth new contract with the club that is set to run into the distant future.

Specifically, Ronaldo signed a new five-year, £500,000-a-week extension that will see the Portuguese colossus tied to Los Blancos until the summer of 2021 – which you’d think represents something of a gamble considering that he is already 31.

Not so, as while being presented to the media on Monday morning, Ronaldo declared that – knees willing – he intends to play on into his forties.

The present is what matters, this moment. I don’t know what the future holds but I’ll always be linked to this club in some way.

I still have a long way to go. I’ve got a lot of years left in football, another 10 years, and I want to keep improving.

Currently perched on 371 goals (in 360 games), Ronaldo also admitted that there is one particular milestone he has his eye on:

I never thought I would break Raul’s record, but 500 goals something possible, although not an obsession.

It’s a figure which is possible, but I prefer things to come naturally

Yep, so natural…

Sleep well, gentle prince.

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