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Ronaldo will stay at Real claims Pepe

Despite being further behind Barcelona in La Liga than they would care to admit, there is good news at last for Real Madrid fans in the Football Transfer Tavern. It has been claimed in AS that Cristiano Ronaldo will renew his contract.

Well, according to team mate and best friend Pepe that is. Ronaldo has been at the centre of intense speculation over his future of late, with ‘unhappiness’ and lack of support’ from the club being cited as the main reasons for the player looking to the exit doors.

As we are all now fully aware, both former club and Champions League last 16 opponents Manchester United and also money bags Paris Saint Germain have been linked with the Portuguese forward incessantly in the last couple of months. However, Pepe claims that: “Cristiano is happy at Real Madrid and focused on helping the team. I’m sure he’ll renew his contract.”

Of course there is the well publicised divide in the dressing room, with the Marca-dubbed ‘team Mendes’ versus ‘team Iker’ and this has played no small part in the rumours surrounding Ronaldo, yet according to Pepe, the situation at the club could not be more harmonious. The centre back disclosed that: “at Madrid it’s like one big family. Our status is very high, but we’re all united because we know we have to be, otherwise we’re going nowhere.”

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