Premier League – Injured Ronaldo denies Real deal


Cristiano Ronaldo says there is no agreement to join Real Madrid and expects to be out for up to 12 weeks after an ankle operation.

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The Manchester United winger’s future has been a fervent source of conjecture since the club’s UEFA Champions League final win over Chelsea in May.

Real Madrid have repeatedly stated their interest in signing Ronaldo, if the Portugal international asks to leave United.

Reports have also suggested that the 23-year-old has agreed personal terms with Real, something Ronaldo has denied.

Meanwhile, the Footballer of the Year has revealed he could be sidelined for three months due to an ankle injury.

Ronaldo had been hampered by the problem towards the end of last season and underwent surgery on his ankle earlier this week.

United were hoping the former Sporting Lisbon starlet would be out for six weeks, but the length of absence could now be doubled.

The fleet-footed attacker has also claimed he is in agreement with Sepp Blatter following the Fifa president’s claims that there is ‘too much modern slavery’ regarding player transfers.

Blatter has said that if Ronaldo wants to leave United for Real he should be allowed to do so, and the player supports the Fifa chief’s view on movement between clubs.

Sporting Life / Eurosport

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