Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that a move to either Barcelona or the Premier League cannot be ruled out, though he accepted it would be difficult to join the Camp Nou side given his ties with his previous clubs.
In an interview with the Association Press, on Thursday the Portuguese skipper made it clear that when it’s time to decide about his future, he will consider all options on the table.
He said nothing is certain in soccer, so he will not close doors to any leagues or teams, not even Madrid’s biggest rivals, Barcelona.
The 30-year old’s future has been a subject of speculation in recent weeks, with suggestions he could depart the Spanish giant, although speaking after Real’s 8-0 win over Malmo he again insisted he is happy at the Bernabeu.
When speaking about his future, he said: “It’s a little more difficult, but…, there are things that you kind of already have an idea, that to play one day for Barcelona would be almost impossible, or to play for another English club other than Manchester, it’s very complicated.
“But that’s not 100 percent guaranteed. As I said before, there are no certainties in football. Everything is open, all leagues. I may end my career here with Real Madrid. I’m just being honest.
“I don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow. If I was 75 percent certain, I would say so, it wouldn’t be a problem. But I have no idea.”
He added: “As a football professional, this is always an unknown, so I prefer to stay in the present.
“The present is good and I’m enjoying being at Real Madrid. But in a few years I don’t know how I’m going to be thinking.
“When it’s closer to ending my contract I’m going to have to make decisions, whether it’s staying at Real Madrid or going to another club or ending my career in a few years.”
Ronaldo was voted the best player in the world three times, played six seasons with Manchester United before joining Madrid in 2009.
He has a contract with Real Madrid until 2018.