by Benson Agoha | Sports
|Cristiano Ronaldo. (Credit: via Wiki)|
Cristiano Ronaldy is ready to quit Read Madrid, according to the calculations of Santos Marquez, the agent of real goalkeeper, Iker Casillas.
But Santos Marquez's statement derives from a suspected deal between Ronaldo and a media company over image rights.
According to Marquez, Cristiano Ronaldo's `decision to sell his image rights to Mint Media, owned by Valencia’s chairman Peter Lim, suggests that the Portuguese could be set to leave the Bernabeu', Eurosport reports.
The Portugal captain and former Manchester United star is still contracted to Real Madrid until 2018, yet Marquez thinks his decision is “not normal” and is evidence that the three time Ballon d'Or winner is not happy at Madrid.
"One day [Perez] will need to explain why Cristiano works for another company outside of Real Madrid," Marquez told AS, a Spanish sports website owned by Diario AS, in a question and answer session.
|Analyst: Santos Marquez. (Credit: via AS)|
He said "Imagine Cristiano generating €40 million elsewhere and giving it to Peter Lim, Valencia’s owner. It ends up in Valencia’s coffers and that’s deplorable," adding "Will anyone speak out and ask Florentino why Cristiano has sold his image rights to Peter Lim?"
"That’s not normal; it suggests that Cristiano is planning to leave."
The comments are expected to trigger a new scramble for the signature of the Portugues Star who has become so prolific that he is considered to be worth £300m if real decides to sell.
Last season, new Manchester United Boss, Louis Van Gaal made it clear that he wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to come back to Manchester United some day. Whether this new development will force him to act is yet to be seen.
* by Benson Agoha (with contributions from Yahoo/Eurosport and AS).