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23rd Nov 2015

Real Madrid president reportedly willing to call Cristiano Ronaldo’s bluff

Ronaldo exit on the cards?

Ben Kiely

Florentino Perez is backing Rafa Benitez, according to Spanish reports.

Spanish sports daily AS  reported on Sunday that Cristiano Ronaldo issued an ultimatum to the Real Madrid president.

The report stated that Ronaldo told Perez after the recent hammering at the hands of Barcelona that if Benitez remains as manager at the Bernabeu, he’ll be forced to find another club.

Now, AS are claiming that the 68-year-old billionaire is willing to let his Portuguese talisman walk in order to reassert his authority at the Bernabeu, suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo may be sold in the next summer window.

Cristiano Ronaldo sad

This is interesting news for Manchester United fans as Louis van Gaal sent the British tabloids into a frenzy with his comments on potentially bringing Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.

“We are looking at all players, not just Ronaldo. But these players are mostly ungettable.”

“With Ronaldo, let’s wait and hope. There is no trainer in the world that doesn’t like him.”

However, should Ronaldo go on the market, PSG remain firm favourites to land the superstar, having dined with Jorge Mendes and Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser El-Khelaifi just two days before El Clasico.