After all the summer transfer activity that has seen players like Neymar and Mbappe receive inflated salaries, plus Lionel Messi’s contract renewal, it has led to Cristiano Ronaldo believing that he is owed more for his role at Real Madrid and being in the canddiate list for FIFA’s The Best.
This does not mean that the Portuguese is seeking a confrontation with the club and in fact at the moment there is a good relationship which is helped by Zidane but Ronaldo wants to be on a par or better paid than the 25 million net that Lionel Messi and Neymar are both supposedly earning.
Ronaldo does not expect a new contract to replace that which he signed last November and is due to run until he is 36. He knows that June, 2021, will be a good time to bring down his career at Real after 12 seasons.
After the Borussia Dortmund game on Tuesday, Ronaldo put the issue on the table while at the same time assuring that he is happy at the moment and said that it appears as though he continually has to prove his worth to the public, that he just wanted his situation to be sorted out in a logical fashion.
The club board is not considering the option to give him an improved deal at the moment as they don’t believe that it is the moment and their priority is to renew other players like Sergio Ramos.
Ronaldo is going through a rosy period right now and the club has backed him this summer after his show of discontent and the situation appears comfortable from both sides.