Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid when he's 40, says Mendes

Manchester United are keeping a close eye on the Portugal international’s situation at his current club, but his agent has insisted that a transfer is not an option

Cristiano Ronaldo’s representative. Jorge Mendes, has claimed that the prolific attacker wants to retire at Real Madrid when he turns 40.

The 29-year-old has been heavily linked with a return to Manchester United – where he enjoyed success between 2003 and 2009.

However, Ronaldo’s agent has stressed that he is happy at his current club for now and aims to stay at the Santiago Bernabeu until he hangs up his boots.

“Cristiano Ronaldo will retire at Real Madrid when he turns 40,” Mendes told Cadena Cope.

“He is very happy at Madrid. It is impossible to lure Ronaldo away from Madrid. He breaks all the records and is regarded as the best athlete ever.

“He is happy at Real Madrid and has always been happy here. He will break all the records and then retire at Madrid.

“Manchester United will always have a place in his heart, because he spent six years there. But he is only thinking about Madrid now and will always stay here.

“He is delighted to be at Madrid. People know that it is impossible to sign him, so it’s not even worth calling.”

Mendes then went on to claim that the Portugal international is the greatest of all time.

“Ronaldo is the best player in the world and the best we have ever seen,” he declared. “You will never see a player like him again. He is getting better and better and will continue to do so until he turns 40.

“You cannot compare him with anyone. There will not be anyone like him in the next 500 years.”

Ronaldo first won the Champions League with United in 2007-08 before lifting the trophy again with Madrid last term and he’s desperate to win the prestigious competition a third time.

“It’s his dream to win the Champions League again,” Mendes explained. “He is always hungry for more and never ceases to amaze.”

Ronaldo has a contract with Madrid until the summer of 2018.

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