I want to retire at Real Madrid, says Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid lifts the Champions League trophy
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo has said he wants to retire at Real Madrid after winning his third Champions League title

Cristiano Ronaldo says he wants retire at Real Madrid and continue playing until he is at least 40 years old.

The superstar striker scored the winning penalty against Atletico Madrid to lift an unprecedented 11th European trophy for Los Blancos.

With the transfer window opening next week, rumours have continued to swirl that the Portugal international will leave the Bernabeu, being linked to Manchester United and Paris St Germain. 

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring during the penalty shoot-out
Image: Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the winning penalty after a shoot-out

However, reports in Spain say Real Madrid will look to extend his contract, and Ronaldo himself has said he wishes to remain at the club for the rest of his career. 

"I am going to retire at Real Madrid at more than 40 years of age. I am very happy here and I work hard to achieve that," he told AS.

The striker will now join up with the Portugal squad ahead of Euro 2016 after he was rested following his Champions League exertions as the national side lost 1-0 to England in a friendly warm-up game on Thursday.

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But ever confident, Ronaldo is already looking ahead to the tournament and is hoping to bring more silverware back to his home country. 

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"I'm super happy to win the eleventh and now I'm already thinking about the Euros," he told to the Spanish publication.

"We want to give a great joy to Portugal (by) winning it, which is something that the Portuguese people deserve."

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