The 2015/2016 season is certainly not the best in the career of Cristiano Ronaldo and the Real Madrid superstar is constantly speculated to leave the club at the end of the season. Now it is all seems like the chances of Ronaldo leaving the Spanish capital is probably higher than ever before.
Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 13 league games this season, but five of them have come in a single game. The dip in performance of the Portuguese has affected the entire team.
And this hit an all-time low in front of the front of his home crowd in the 4-0 defeat in Clasico against FC Barcelona. Besides struggling to find his feet in the football field, his relationship with Rafa Benítez has reached the point of no-return.
If the French media are to be believed, Paris Saint-Germain will be at his doorsteps with a massive £500,000 per week before taxes at the end of the season. The Ligue 1 champions are already in the market to add some super talents to the squad for next season and Ronaldo is reportedly their top-target.
This news has already left Manchester United officials in panic and this was evident in van Gaal’s comments “As for Ronaldo: Let us wait and hope. There is no coach in the world who does not like to have him in their ranks.”
As for Ronaldo, his first priority is to stay with Real Madrid and he has recently stated that he wants to end his career at Santiago Bernebeu. At the same time, there is also a risk with the Los Blancos board considering what they did to club legends like Raul, Hierro and Casillas. But if Benitez is staying beyond this season, Ronaldo is leaving for sure.
If this happens, Ronaldo has already decided where he will play next season and it will be Paris Saint Germain. Despite the mammoth salary package on offer, he feels his lifestyle suit the French Capital rather than the working city of Manchester.
But it still remains to be seen, if Ronaldo wear the PSG jersey next season. The future of Rafa Benitez at the Spanish capital is extremely brittle and it is a real possibility that he might be gone before the end of this season.
According to various reports arising from Spain, he is gradually losing the confidence of the team; with James Rodríguez the latest to join Ronaldo and Isco in the list of unhappy players.