Ronaldo Signs Contract with Madrid through 2021

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Cristiano Ronaldo will be staying at the Bernabéu for another 5 years, assuring his future at Real Madrid. This news comes amid exit rumors, such as a highly priced PSG deal. Ronaldo is one of many Real stars to sign a contract this season, but none have gotten as big of a ceremony as Ronaldo received, with Perez issuing a speech, before walking to the executive suite to greet his family after signing the contract.  The contract is expected to be worth more than $50 million a year, more than any athlete in the world. His previous contract was set to expire next season.

Ronaldo is among the most finest players in the world without a doubt, as well as being the top scorer in Real Madrid history, scoring 372 goals in 360 appearances since joining the club from Manchester in 2009. In addition, he has also won 2 Ballon d’or trophies, awarded to the most prestigious football player around the globe. On top of that, he has won the Champions League twice, and scored the winning penalty kick in the 2015-2016 season’s final.

Ronaldo has also stated that this contract will not be his last, even though this one is set to be up by his 36th birthday. If he signs another 5 year deal, he could be playing until his 40’s, which is not normal for most attackers like him.