Guillem Balague broke the story this week that Cristiano Ronaldo had already agreed a deal to join Real Madrid next summer.

Balague reckons that Ronaldo’s recent denial of such a deal at the recent FIFA World Player of the Year awards was very significant. After reports surfaced that Ronaldo had agreed a deal with Florentino Pérez, who wanted to strengthen his bid to become Real Madrid president, our player mentioned this man by name. “My agent does not have an agreement with Florentino Pérez,” said Ronaldo.

However, Balague said it’s Ramon Calderon who Ronaldo’s agent has an agreement with. Still, Ronaldo is planning on staying, if you can believe his comments today.

“I know it will be hard but I want to achieve even more things with these great players we have at United,” said Ronaldo. “We can dominate. Manchester has a lot of young players – myself included – so the future for the club looks good. I want to be here, to be a part of the success that I believe lies ahead. For me, it’s great to be a part of this fantastic club and my motivation is to win more trophies. I’m still very ambitious. I want to carry on and repeat the success I’ve already had.”