Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that Cristiano Ronaldo will finish his career at the Santiago Bernabeu. Follow GOAL.COM on Twitter
The Portugal international has been repeatedly linked with a return to Manchester United but in September the 28-year-old committed himself to Los Blancos until 2018.
Perez is in no doubt that Ronaldo will not only honor his current contract with the club but continue playing in the Spanish capital until he decides to hang up his boots.
“We are immensely proud that Cristiano Ronaldo is with us. He will spend the rest of his career at Real Madrid," the Blancos supremo told reporters on Saturday.
“He is the greatest player on the planet and one of the greatest of all time."
Perez is also enthused that Ronaldo has now been joined at Madrid by Gareth Bale, whom Madrid acquired from Tottenham for a world-record fee this summer, as he believes the club is now in a position to dominate European football for years to come.
"We have strengthened with the acquisition of Bale, who has twice been named player of the year in the Premier League," he stated. “Thus, we are continuing the model set out by [former Madrid president Santiago] Bernabeu, according to which there is a blend of the best players in the world, the best Spanish players and a strong commitment to the youth system.
“They are all managed by [coach Carlo] Ancelotti, who is a recognized winner. He comes with the necessary experience to lead this impressive team and he is able to call on the invaluable assistance of Zinedine Zidane."
Madrid is currently third in La Liga, six points behind league leader Barcelona, but the club sealed its place in the last 16 of the Champions League with a 4-1 win over Galatasaray in midweek.
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