In news that will likely incite panic among Real Madrid supporters, Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he is unhappy at his current club.
Speaking after Real's 3-0 victory against Granada, wherein Ronaldo scored 2 goals that he subsequently refused to celebrate, he said: "I am sad and the club knows it, that's why I didn't celebrate the goals. The people in the club know why. I'm not going to say anything else."
Teammate Gonzalo Higuain later admitted he was surprised by Ronaldo's post-match outburst, saying: "I see him as being fine. He scored two goals so I believe that he is happy. My teammates and I all see him well."
Ronaldo transferred from Manchester United to the Spanish titans in 2009 for a record-breaking £80,000,000 and is currently earning a £119,000 per week salary, making him the most expensive football player to have ever lived. On the other hand, Brazilian midfielder Kaka is also unhappy with his position at the club, but unlike Ronaldo he is currently fighting for a position on the bench, let alone for the starting eleven.
"It's as if I was starting again at 30, after having won everything I've won", said Kaka, who has yet to make an appearance for Real this season. "I even ask myself, how much is all this effort worth it.
"Wouldn't it be better to go somewhere else or even another, less competitive league? Well, the answer has been 'yes, I still want to be at Real Madrid'."
"I arrive before the other players, do separate training, practice with the squad. The only way I'm going to get another chance is training more than the others and that's what I've been doing. Little by little the fans lost their hopes but I haven't lost hope yet and I believe I can still do a lot of good things at this club."
Although Kaka remains all but forgotten by club boss Jose Mourinho, Ronaldo remains the stand-out player among a team of the world's finest, setting a club record of 46 goals last season and scoring 150 goals in total over the course of three seasons.
Now the inevitable rumours have circulated concerning the 27-year-old's future with Real, with reports suggesting that he has been in talks with club president Florentino Perez concerning a potential move from the Spanish champions.
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