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Perez keen to renew Ronaldo deal

25 June 2013 13:48

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has reiterated his desire to extend Cristiano Ronaldo's contract with the club.

The Portuguese winger moved to the Santiago Bernabeu from Manchester United in 2009, and has scored an incredible 201 goals in just 199 appearances since.

And Perez is eager to reward the 28-year-old with an improved deal amid rumours he could return to Old Trafford.

"He's our most important asset, and we will build the future of Madrid around him," he told 20Minutos.

"Soon we will clarify this issue. I have no doubt that Cristiano is going to retire at Real Madrid. I'm convinced that he'll renew. The renewals are done before the season starts."

Perez also discussed the possibility of signing further superstars, with Tottenham winger Gareth Bale and Napoli striker Edinson Cavani among the high-profile names currently linked with a move to Real.

"I try to make it that the best players in the world play for Madrid," he added.

"Players are never expensive or cheap. It depends on the performances that they provide. (Luis) Figo, (Zinedine) Zidane, Ronaldo and (David) Beckham gave us a massive jump in income. If you invest in great players, you will have more income.

"That allows, firstly, the club to be independent and in the hands of the members, and, secondly, to attract other great players.

"We want great footballers who work hard and understand this club and its history. Those that know me, know I always want the best to come to Madrid."

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