Agent says Ronaldo is 'planning to leave' Real Madrid
The agent of Iker Casillas has questioned the media agreement of Cristiano Ronaldo and believes the star player is planning to leave the club.
The former Manchester United star in under contract with Los Blancos until 2018, and despite public utterances in the past that suggested he was considering a move away from Spain, has given the impression he will see out his peak years with the 2014 Champions League winners.
However Santos Marquez, who looks after the interests of recently departed Casillas, believes that an exit is on the cards, with the player's image rights a point of concern
The Portuguese star announced last month that he had signed a deal with Mint Media and Marquez maintains that it is an indicator that is dissatisfied with club president Florentino Perez and is now preparing an exit.
"One day [Perez] will need to explain why Cristiano works for another company outside of Real Madrid," he told AS.
"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. 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."