The contract will run through to June 2021. The player’s initial contract was set to end after the 2017/18 season.
“It’s a very important day. I have said many times that I carry this club in my heart, it is part of me… and it is a special time in my life,” Ronaldo said in a statement to the press.
“I’m going to be here for another five years, but let it be known this will not be my last contract.”
While there have been rumours in the past few weeks that Ronaldo would be making a comeback to Manchester United, it would seem that they were false and Ronaldo is set on staying with the team he has been with since 2009.
“No one knows what the future holds. Of course I would like to end my career at this club, but this is my penultimate contract. I want to be here for many years to come. I am overjoyed,” he said.
I want to continue being the best, wear the shirt with pride and contribute the same over the next five years as I have done in my time here
Ronaldo is the highest paid footballer in the world and this has much to do with his obsession with always delivering excellence on the field and the many brands that he endorses, including activewear brand Nike.
“I want to continue being the best, wear the shirt with pride, and contribute the same over the next five years as I have done in my time here, scoring goals and winning titles. I want to continue re-writing history at this club,” Ronaldo said.
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“When I don’t score I might come across as nervous or anxious. I’m used to scoring so many goals and when you don’t score, a lot of things go through your mind. If I do not score in a game, for a week, a month, I will be the same Ronaldo as always and defend the colours of the club.”
Ronaldo said he wasn’t planning on retiring any time soon, saying that he has “a lot of football left” in him, enough for “another 10 years”.
Additional source: Forbes