Cristiano Ronaldo has added fuel to the fire regarding his future, refusing to confirm that he will stay at Real Madrid next season. The former Manchester United star admitted that he is currently happy at the Santiago Bernabeu, but went on to say "nobody knows what will happen in the future".
Ronaldo has recently been linked with both an emotional return to Old Trafford and a big-money move to Paris Saint-Germain, amid reports that he doesn't feel valued enough in Madrid. El Confidencial recently claimed he had considered leaving over the summer due to both his bad relationship with president Florentino Perez and the attention paid to Gareth Bale over him.
Perez himself, in a recent interview with Cadena Cope, refused to confirm that Ronaldo would retire at Real. "It's impossible to have Real Madrid without Cristiano Ronaldo. He has a contract and we want him to continue here in the future, but who knows what the future holds," he said.
The Portugal international echoed this statement following the 2-0 Champions League win over Malmo, in his first comments to the Spanish press since March.
"My future is at Madrid. I'm happy here. I want to win things here, I feel good. But as I have said a million times nobody can see into the future. We'll see what happens," he said to the Spanish reporters when asked about his future at the club. "I have a great relationship with everybody, the president, the coaches, the kit man... I get on well with everyone because I'm a professional."
Questioned about his radio silence, he said: "It was a personal decision. I talk when I want to and the club doesn't pressure me in any way.
"Now is not the time to talk. When someone doesn't want to talk it's because something isn't going well. Everyone can think what they like."
Ronaldo scored both goals in the game, passing the 500-strike mark for his career and equalling Raul Gonzalez's tally of 323 goals to become Real Madrid's joint all-time highest scorer.
"I'm very happy. Grateful to all my teammates for helping me reach the number and beat the record at the biggest club in the world is an honour," Ronaldo admitted.