Nobody is indispensable - Figo thinks Real Madrid could cope with Ronaldo exit


When it became public that a prosecutor in Madrid filed a tax fraud complaint against Ronaldo on June 13, the news went viral and several global media platforms speculated that this could cause the footballer to leave Real Madrid this summer. Sources later confirmed to IBTimes UK that the player had made a decision to leave the Spanish and European champions.

"I know Cristiano, he's a good guy as a professional and as a person", stated Perez in his interview with Marca and Onda Cero on Monday.

Speaking about Ronaldo's reported desire to leave the club, Perez added: 'Not I, nor anyone at Madrid, is contemplating that Cristiano could leave the club'.

Those assuring words would appear to have registered with the reigning player of the year.

According to an article published by UK's The Sun, Mourinho fell out with Ronaldo while he was the Real boiss, as he believed he was one of the high-profile players who had turned against him.

Ronaldo is now playing for Portugal at the ongoing FIFA Confederations Cup in Russian Federation, where he scored the decisive goal in their 1-0 victory over hosts Russian Federation in Moscow on Wednesday.

"I hope (he'll return)", said Ferdinand.

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The Portuguese superstar is angry at the tax fraud allegations brought against him in Spain and has told Real Madrid that he wants to leave the Bernabeu in the summer transfer window.

"He always told me he is at ease in Real Madrid".

While Mourinho is convinced United will sign Madrid striker Alvaro Morata a rumoured deal involving Ronaldo and Red Devils goalkeeper David de Gea will not materialise, the report claims.

"We have build a legendary team with the best players in the world and the best players in Spain, but also many from the academy", said Perez.

In another interview he said: "This is all very unusual". Earlier he had stated that the tax situation is 'worst thing that has been set upon Cristiano'.

"I have not spoken to Ronaldo, I have just heard what has been in the newspapers".