Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo will not retire at Real Madrid and will return to England, according to the forward's former teammate and Sheffield Wednesday's Jose Semedo. The midfielder and the Portuguese international came up through the ranks of Sporting's youth setup, before Ronaldo moved to Old Trafford in 2003.
Ronaldo was the star player during his time at United and played a key role in helping them win the Champions League in 2008. A year later, he joined Real and has continued to excel at the Spanish capital club.
The 30-year-old's contract with the La Liga giants runs down in 2018. Semedo, who is also Ronaldo's good friend, claims the former United man will not end his career without returning to the Premier League.
"He is very happy at Real Madrid and he loves English football, he loves English people and deep down I think he will come back to England," Semedo told talkSPORT.
"He doesn't like he wants to finish his career without coming back to England. He said he would wish Real Madrid is in England, but that is not possible so I believe he will end his career in English football."
The Real forward has been constantly linked with a return to Old Trafford almost every summer since he has left United. He has also flirted with United on several occasions after raising concerns over his future. There is a possibility that Ronaldo could leave his current employers at the end of the season, despite confirming that he is happy at the club.
"I want to win things here and I feel good, but I have said millions of times that nobody can tell what will happen in the future. We will see what happens," Ronaldo said, as quoted by the Manchester Evening News.
"I have a good relationship with everyone, the president, coaches, workers. The relationships are good because I am a professional.
"Nobody knows what will happen next year. I want to win things at Madrid as I think that this club has the potential to win things, but I do not know the future."