- Title: Ronaldo agrees new five-year contract with Real Madrid
- Date: 6th November 2016
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 28, 2016) (REUTERS) REAL MADRID PLAYERS TRAINING REAL MADRID FORWARD CRISTIANO RONALDO TRAINING REAL MADRID HEAD COACH ZINEDINE ZIDANE LOOKING ON RONALDO SPRINTING RONALDO TACKING DEFENDER FABIO COENTRAO DURING TRAINING MADRID, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 5, 2016) (REUTERS) ZIDANE LOOKING ON AT TRAINING RONALDO AT TRAINING
- Embargoed: 21st November 2016 18:37
- Keywords: Real Madrid soccer Cristiano Ronaldo contract Zidane
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA00157B4E9R
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed to extend his contract with Real Madrid until 2021, the European champions confirmed on Sunday (November 6).
Ronaldo, Real's all-time top scorer with 371 goals in 360 games, will sign the new deal on Monday at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium before giving a news conference.
Ronaldo is reported to be in line for an increase on his current salary, estimated to be 21 million euros ($23 million), making him the highest-paid player at Real Madrid.
The Portuguese has collected one La Liga title, two King's Cups and two Champions League titles since joining Real from Manchester United in 2008 for a then world record 96 million euros but has had an inconsistent start to the current campaign.
The forward failed to hit the target in a near anonymous display in Real's 3-0 win over Leganes on Sunday to mark five games without scoring at the Bernabeu, his longest run without a goal in front of Real's fans since he joined the club.
Ronaldo's last goal at the Bernabeu came against Sporting Lisbon in the Champions League on Sept. 14. His only goal there in the league was against Osasuna on Sept. 10.
Ronaldo has scored seven goals in the league and Champions League this term and made amends for his worst start to a season since joining Real by hitting a hat-trick in last week's 4-2 win away to Alaves.
The 31-year-old missed a series of chances against Legia Warsaw on Wednesday, however, and was seen venting his fury at Bale for not passing to him in the second half against Leganes.
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