ronaldo transfer saga

Ronaldo: Real Madrid transfer ''dream'' is dead

May 4, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Cristiano Ronaldo has delivered Manchester United a huge boost ahead of a crucial period in this season by declaring a move to Real Madrid is no longer in his thoughts.

GettyImagesCristiano Ronaldo: Not said a word.

Madrid made huge efforts to sign the midfielder last summer and the player himself refused to rule out the move, admitting his dream was to one day move to Spain.

Sir Alex Ferguson stood firm and made sure Ronaldo did not leave United, and he has once again helped the club to the brink of another Premier League title.

However, the rumours of a Real move for the World Player of the Year have refused to go away, with former Madrid president Ramon Calderon intimating a deal was already in place for this summer.

But now Ronaldo has come out and stressed that he is no longer thinking about a 'dream' move to the Santiago Bernabeu.

"I'm no longer thinking of Madrid. That dream is dead," he told The People. "The only thing I dream about now is Manchester United and winning the Champions League again in Rome."

Ronaldo has three years left on his current deal after he penned a five-year deal in 2007, but Madrid are still expected to return in the summer with a £70m bid for the Portuguese star.