Cristiano Ronaldo has had a change of heart over his future and has decided to stay at Real Madrid.
Spanish publication, AS, reports the Portugal captain will not leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.
The club’s president, Florentino Perez, admitted Ronaldo was left “angry and hurt” after accusations from the Spanish authorities that he had evaded £12.9million in tax.
Ronaldo informed the club that he would leave, if he was convicted of tax fraud and even held a secret meeting with Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, just hours before scoring twice in the Champions League final win over Juventus in June.
But he has been convinced by Madrid’s hierarchy, that he remains crucial to their future plans.
Despite an upcoming court appearance on July 31 over the tax accusations, the outlet report that Ronaldo’s representatives have persuaded him that it’s in his best interests to continue with the European champions.