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Cristiano Ronaldo set to sign new Real Madrid deal

Cristiano Ronaldo is staying at Real Madrid. Credit: PA

Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a new five-year contract with Real Madrid which could see him end his career with the Spanish giants.

Real have announced that Ronaldo will formally sign a deal running until June 30, 2021 - by which time he will have turned 36 - at an event alongside club president Florentino Perez on Monday.

"The official event for the renewal of Cristiano Ronaldo's contract will take place tomorrow, Monday 7 November at 1:30pm in the presidential box at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium," the statement read.

"The Portuguese forward will extend his contract until 30 June 2021 at the event attended by club president Florentino Perez and the player himself." News of Ronaldo's contract comes just a week after Real announced a new six-year deal for Gareth Bale.

It has been reported that Ronaldo's new deal will ensure he remains Real's highest-paid player.


Ronaldo reassures fans about Champions League final

Cristiano Ronaldo has reassured fans that he will be fit for Real Madrid's Champions League final, after suffering a thigh problem in training.

Ronaldo suffered a thigh injury in training. Credit: Reuters

The Portugal forward hurt his left thigh when colliding with Kiko Casilla following a push from Dani Carvajal and, after receiving treatment on the field, threw a water bottle in anger as he headed for the changing rooms.

His participation against city rivals Atletico Madrid in Milan on Saturday appeared to be in doubt, but the Portugal star insisted afterwards:

"It was a minor scare, a knock, but in a few days I will be well,"

Cristiano Ronaldo hits four against Celta Vigo

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo. Credit: PA

Cristiano Ronaldo scored four second-half goals in Real Madrid's 7-1 thrashing of Celta Vigo at the Bernabeu.

Gareth Bale marked his return from a hamstring injury by scoring in his first appearance in 50 days, while Pepe and Jese also got on the scoresheet for the Merengues.

Iago Aspas got Celta's only goal in their worst defeat of the season, but the afternoon really belonged to Ronaldo, who moved on to 26 Primera Division goals for the season, one ahead of Barcelona forward Luis Suarez.

'I was born to be the best' - says Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo believes he was "born to be the best" and accepts his own vanity and arrogance have been the driving force behind his success.

The 30-year-old has won the Ballon d'Or three times and is Real Madrid's record goalscorer with 338 strikes in just 323 games.

Ronaldo's opinion of himself. Credit: PA

"There are people who hate me, who say I'm vain, or arrogant, or this or that... that's part of my success," Ronaldo said in an interview to be published in the El Mundo Sunday supplement 'Papel'.

"I was born to be the best. That's the way I am, and if all my achievements in football are down to that, then I wouldn't change a thing.

"I go to bed every night with a clear conscience and sleep perfectly well.

"You can't live obsessing about what other people think about you, if you did, you wouldn't live. Not even God can please everyone."

Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to United before his career finishes but the Portuguese has grand plans for his years in retirement.

"I want to live like a king," he added. "I'm going to enjoy it all even more when I finish my career, when I have the time to do whatever I want".

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