Florentino Perez says Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player on the planet and he will not be leaving Real Madrid.
The 30-year-old, who has scored 27 goals in 29 appearance this season, has been linked with a return to Manchester United, while wealthy French outfit PSG have also been tracking the Portugal forward.
While reports from Diario Sport on Tuesday suggested Perez was ready to cash in on Ronaldo in a bid to bring Barcelona star Neymar across the clasico divide.
Neymar’s Barca buy-out clause is believed to be 190million euros, but Perez, at a media conference on Tuesday, assured the club’s fans that Ronaldo will continue to play a key role for Los Blancos under new coach Zinedine Zidane
“Cristiano Ronaldo is the best player in the world and he is the leader of Real Madrid,” said Perez.
“It’s normal that other clubs dream of having him. He is Di Stefano’s heir and he is very happy here, so he is not going to leave Real Madrid.
“He is the best player in the world and he has to keep playing for the best team in the world.
Ronaldo – a three-times Ballon d’Or winner – has scored 340 goals in 327 matches in all competitions for Madrid.