Cristiano Ronaldo is to negotiate a summer transfer with either Manchester United or PSG his likeliest destination, according to reports.
The Portuguese superstar has grown frustrated with life at the Bernabeu after the club failed to support him over his tax case last summer, while they are also refusing to offer him a new contract.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants a deal in line with Lionel Messi’s massive new Barcelona contract, but president Florentino Perez believes he should be happy with the five-year deal he signed just 14 months ago
With the five-time Ballon d’Or winner pushing for an exit, Yahoo Sports now report that Real have finally decided to relent and will permit him to leave in the summer.
Perez will not demand a massive fee either; the Real chief had previously insisted any club who wanted Ronaldo would need to pay his €1 billion release clause.
With Cristiano Ronaldo asking for Perez to allow him to leave for a tenth of that fee – around £88m, slightly more than he cost when Real signed him – the Real president has agreed to a compromise.
United are believed to be Ronaldo’s preferred destination and the Red Devils retain a strong interest in bringing him back to Old Trafford despite securing a deal for Alexis Sanchez.
PSG are also keen and would be able to offer Ronaldo the massive salary he wants, while Real are thought to be plotting an ambitious move to bring Neymar to Madrid.
The French side would be able to deliver Cristiano Ronaldo the silverware he craves, while Real’s form has fallen off a cliff under Zinedine Zidane this season as they have dropped to fifth place in La Liga and are fighting just to qualify for the Champions League.