Cristiano Ronaldo Says He Would Sign 10-Year Deal at Real Madrid, But Not Ruling Out Return to Premier League


September 6, 2011

Cristiano Ronaldo became a global icon during his six years at Manchester United, eventually leaving for Real Madrid on a £80 million deal in 2009. And now, while he says he'd happily sign a 10-year contract at Real Madrid to finish his career, he isn't closing the door on a potential return to England, according to Sky Sports News.

"I don't close the door [on the Premier League] so maybe in the future I hope so, because I know the league, I know the players, I know the atmosphere," he said.

"Why not? I hope so one day but you never know. The team that I like more in England is Manchester but I cannot say that I am going to play there one day because I am very, very happy in Madrid."

The 26-year-old said that he misses playing for Manchester United, but that he keeps in regular contact with Man U manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Sir Alex Ferguson is my second dad — he helped me a lot to improve and now Mr. [Jose] Mourinho too because they are experienced managers who win many things, so for me they are the best coaches."

Ronaldo also said that he believes the Premier League, along with the Spanish League, is the best in the world. He said that his move to Real Madrid, which he considered to be a dream of his, was more about a new challenge than the world record contract he received.

During his six years at Manchester United, Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup and the Champions League.

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