Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has sent out a clear indication that he won't succumb to the lure of money and move Manchester City, after rubbishing rumours of a massive £150million switch to Eastlands.
On Monday, rumours swirled around claiming that Ronaldo would move to City if they met his wage demand of £400,000-per-week, along with assurances that he would be the club's highest paid player, that he would be given the No.7 shirt as well the role of club captain.
As unlikely as it seemed, The Sunday Mirror had quoted a source close to the player as saying, Cristiano says there has been contact between him and a third party. He says that he is extremely flattered at the lengths they're willing to go to.
He claimed that they will pay him what it takes to make him a Manchester City player. He says he wants £400k, as taxes are higher in England.
Ronaldo has, however, pledged his future to Madrid while rubbishes links to City.
He told Cope Radio, I would sign for 10 years for Madrid, until the end of my career. Why not sign for life?
The Sun also quoted him dismissing links to City.
He said: It's not bad huh? We have to think about it well. I'm not going to City. I give you my word. I'm not going. Money is not the most important thing.
If it was for money I could have the double of what I have. If it was for money I would leave. The most important thing is the behavior of the people and they treat me tremendously here and I am very happy in Madrid.
Ronaldo has scored 87 goals in 89 matches since his £80m world-record switch from Manchester United in 2009.