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FOOTBALL: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo agrees to new contract

Published:Monday | September 16, 2013 | 10:08 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants to stay at Real Madrid for the rest of his career after signing a new contract with the Spanish giants until 2018.



The 28-year-old Portugal forward was linked with a return to former club Manchester United over the summer.



Spanish reports suggest he will earn an annual salary of 14 point 2-5 million pounds



His previous contract at the Bernabeu was due to expire in 2015.



Ronaldo joined Real from Premier League champions United in 2009 for a then-world record transfer fee of 80 million pounds.



He has scored 203 goals in 203 games for Los Blancos, helping them win La Liga in 2011-12 and two domestic cups.



The Madeira-born star was also voted as the world's second best player, behind Barcelona's Lionel Messi, in 2011 and 2012.



But questions were raised about the ex-Sporting Lisbon youngster's future as Real planned their 85 point 3 million pounds summer move for Tottenham forward Gareth Bale.



As well as a return to Old Trafford, he was also linked with a switch to big-spending French club Monaco.



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