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26th May 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo’s post-match comments suggest his time at Real Madrid is over

Sounds like he's as good as gone

Wayne Farry

This doesn’t sound encouraging for his Real Madrid future

Cristiano Ronaldo has had a wonderful career at Real Madrid. He has scored 311 goals in 292 games, revolutionised what it means to be a striker, become the most famous footballer in the world and won everything there is to win.

But all good things must come to an end, and if Ronaldo’s comments after Madrid’s 3-1 Champions League final victory over Liverpool are anything to go by, his time at Real Madrid will be doing just that quite soon.

Speaking to media after the victory – which featured two truly horrendous mistakes by Reds goalkeeper Loris Karius – the Portuguese star suggested that he is ready to leave the Bernabeu.

According to journalist Dermot Corrigan, Ronaldo told journalists that “it has been very nice playing for Real Madrid” and that his future will be sorted “in coming days”.

Rumours have long linked the 34-year-old with a move away from the Spanish giants, mostly back to former club Manchester United, but none have ever materialised into anything concrete.

But tonight’s comments would lead one to believe that he has finally come to the end of his tenure at the club, or, at the very least, that he’s absolutely furious that he didn’t score tonight.