When we at the Football Transfer Tavern need a laugh, we look at one of Marca’s polls. These range from the sublime to the ridiculous and the latest one involves the future of Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Much has been made about the player who is now sixth in the all-time top scorers list at the club and his future with a host of clubs linked to the player. The Daily Mail recently linked the player back to former club Manchester United. The player has also been linked to Paris Saint Germain, who are also reportedly lining up his Portuguese compatriot and current manager at Real, Jose Mourinho.
One of Ronaldo’s main issues with the club is the lack of feeling loved and idolised by the Los Blancos fans. Yet relations have begun to thaw with the crowd chanting his name all through the Celta Vigo game in the midweek Copa del Rey tie and Marca now reporting in their poll that 77 per cent of fans want Ronaldo’s contract renewed.
Just who the other 23 per cent are remains to be seen, yet one assumes they are Barcelona fans just having a giggle at the player who has scored in seven consecutive Clasicos now. What may seem insignificant to us could well be seen as a huge thing to Ronaldo who wants the love of the Bernabéu faithful above all else.
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