Cristiano Ronaldo: readers split over Real Madrid future

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo is understood to be at odds with club president Florentino Pérez and keen on a return to Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo: readers split over Real Madrid future

A slender majority of Real Madrid supporters are willing to see star striker Cristiano Ronaldo leave the Santiago Bernabéu, according to the results of a poll carried out by AS English.

Cristiano is understood to feel betrayed by unfulfilled promises by Real president Florentino Pérez over a new, improved contract, and to be eyeing a return to former club Manchester United.

Meanwhile, Pérez is reportedly ready to listen to offers for the 32-year-old.

57.9%/42.1% split over potential Cristiano Ronaldo exit

Exactly 1,500 readers took part in a survey in which we asked the question, "Should Cristiano Ronaldo stay or go?" - and 57.9% of those who voted urged the Spanish and European champions to sell their club-record goalscorer, while 42.1% expressed their desire for him to remain at Real.

Voters in poll in less doubt over CR7 future 

Interestingly, voters in the same poll on Diario AS's Spanish-language website opted far more overwhelmingly for time to be called on the Portugal captain's Real career, with 67.5% in favour of his departure.

Cristiano, who joined Real Madrid from United in summer 2009, has netted 422 times in 418 appearances for Los Blancos, helping the side to two LaLigas, two Copas del Rey, three Champions Leagues and three Club World Cups.

However, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner has scored just four goals in LaLiga this term in what is proving a disastrous title defence for Real, who are currently languishing in fourth place, 19 points behind leaders Barcelona.

LaLiga Santander

Table PTS W D L
3Valencia 40 12 4 3
4Real Madrid 32 9 5 4
5Villarreal 31 9 4 6
Full standing
Next matches
Leganés - Real Madrid M-20/02 18:30
Real Madrid - Deportivo D-21/01 16:15
Valencia - Real Madrid S-27/01 16:15

*Update 18 de enero de 2018