The five-fold Golden Ball has a lot on the potato, because it has the feeling to be wandered by Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid. The player asks for a revaluation but the last meeting between his agent, Jorge Mendes, and the management Merengue, has not reached an agreement. Real Madrid does not seem willing to offer him what he wants.
While Ronaldo demands a salary at least equal to that of Neymar PSG (€ 37 million net per year), Real Madrid is not ready to align with these requirements and even wants to make room to accommodate the future big star, a certain Neymar, according to the newspaper AS.
The Portuguese newspaper Record goes further by announcing the departure of the Portuguese in one of his edition of the day: "Cristiano Ronaldo will leave Real Madrid", saying that this is an "irreversible decision". It evokes the lack of recognition as the number one cause. The newspaper even designates the possible destinations for CR7: Italy, England and France. Manchester United and PSG are the most frequently mentioned clubs at the time to evoke a transfer.