Cristiano Ronaldo CR7 is set to sign a new contract at Real Madrid that will see him stay in the Spanish capital until at least the summer of 2021.
Madrid-based newspaper AS have reported that CR7, who is currently on holiday in Miami after Portugal’s success at Euro 2016, has been in talks over the phone with Real president, Florentino Perez over a new deal.
The Portuguese superstar is said to meet with agent Jorge Mendes and Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez, on August 10, when he returns from holiday.
CR7, who injured his left knee during Portugal’s victory over France in the final, was given an extended break by Real manager, Zinedine Zidane and since been recuperating.
The 31-year-old three-time Ballon d’Or winner moved to the Spanish capital from Manchester United in 2009 and has won a Spanish league title, two Spanish Cups and the Champions League twice.
Zidane had on Wednesday urged the club’s supporters to remain patient and allow the forward to get as much rest as possible ahead of his return to the side next week.
“Right now [Ronaldo] still has his injury. Obviously he wants to be back but we need patience and for him to be calm. He will be back with us soon in Madrid.”
Real Madrid has under Zidane, re-grouped and mounted a seemingly impossible title challenge right until the final day of last season, before going on to be crowned European champions.
Meanwhile, Los Blancos have also opened discussions over an extension for record-signing, Bale. The former Tottenham winger’s current £145,000-a-week deal expires in 2019 and Perez is said to be ready to extend it by a year and increase Bale’s wages to over £160,000-a-week.