Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Treat Me Like Messi Or I Quit

Cristiano Ronaldo still intends to leave the Bernabeu in the summer unless he gets the full Messi treatment.

Lionel Messi signed a new contract extension this week that will keep him at Barcelona until 2018, beyond his 31st birthday.

The deal is expected to be structured so that it increases yearly, rising to £12.5million (net) a year before bonuses.

Deal me in: Cristiano Ronaldo could be heading for the Bernabeu exit

But according to Spanish newspaper Marca, Ronaldo still feels angry with the club and upset, believing he deserves the special treatment of superstars like Lionel Messi.

While Messi has renewed his contract six times during his spell at Barcelona, Ronaldo has not been offered an improved deal since his £80m move from Old Trafford in 2009.

The Portuguese winger was offered - and signed - multiple improved deals during his time under Sir Alex Ferguson.

Although Ronaldo has scored an amazing 170 goals in 169 games for Real, it is Messi who has stolen the plaudits this year.

The 25-year-old had already surpassed Gerd Muller's 40-year-old record of 85 goals in a calendar year.

The pair are both in contention for the FIFA Ballon d'Or crown, alongside Messi's team-mate at Barcelona Andres Iniesta

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