Ronaldo eyeing Madrid exit if not treated like ‘superstar’ Messi

Last Updated: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:27

London: Real Madrid star winger Cristiano Ronaldo still intends to leave Santiago Bernabeu if not treated like Barcelona’s superstar forward Lionel Messi and offered an improved contract, according to reports.

Messi signed a new contract extension this week that will keep him at Barcelona until 2018, beyond his 31st birthday.

The deal is expected to be structured so that it increases yearly, rising to 12.5 million pound (net) a year before bonuses, the Daily Mail reports.

However, according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Ronaldo still feels angry with the club and upset, believing he deserves the special treatment of rival superstars like Messi.

While Messi has renewed his contract six times during his spell at Barcelona, Ronaldo has not been offered an improved deal since his 80 million pound move from Old Trafford in 2009.

The Portuguese winger was offered and signed multiple improved deals during his time under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Although Ronaldo has scored an amazing 170 goals in 169 games for Real, it is Messi who has stolen the plaudits this year.

The 25-year-old had already surpassed Gerd Muller``s 40-year-old record of 85 goals in a calendar year.

Both the players are in contention for the FIFA Ballon d``Or crown, alongside Messi``s teammate at Barcelona Andres Iniesta.

ANI



First Published: Friday, December 21, 2012 - 15:27

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