Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to stay at Real Madrid because he “loves” the club and the city.
Ronaldo’s future has been the source of widespread speculation with reports suggesting he wants to leave the Santiago Bernabeu over a contract dispute.
The 32-year-old has been routinely linked with a move away from Spain with former club Manchester United regularly touted as the most likely destination.
However, Ronaldo insists he is happy in Madrid, declaring his “love” for the club and outlining his intention to stay.
“Of course I want to stay here, I love this club,” he told Chinese football app Dongqiudi.
“I like living here. I’ve lived in this city since 2009 and I love the weather and the people. It’s close to Portugal and you can get there by car. Spain is a great country, I love it.”