- Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly threatened to quit the Spanish club if they should sign Chelsea star Eden Hazard or Atletico Madrid forward Antoine Griezmann.
- NAIJ.com can report that Real Madrid chiefs are intensifying efforts to bring Hazard and Griezmann to the Bernabeu next season although Chelsea winger has ruled out the possibility of leaving Stamford bridge.
- Despite Real Madrid being top of La Liga and in the quarter-final of the Champions League, club president Florentino Perez and manager Zinedine Zidane are looking at the longer term future of the squad.
According to the report, Ronaldo has the veto power to the transfer policy of the club and he has listed the players he would be happy to play with next season.
''Ronaldo wants a new goalkeeper to replace Keylor Navas, with David De Gea or Thibaut Courtois the top two choices.
''A new partner for skipper Sergio Ramos – Pepe’s time has passed and Raphael Varane and Nacho are too inexperienced to be regulars.
''New playmaker that will help Ronaldo in his older years. Monaco star Bernardo Silva is the man mentioned.
''Ronaldo no longer wants to play alongside Karim Benzema and would prefer a more direct No 9,'' the report stated.
Ronaldo is said to have given the green light to moves for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Paulo Dybala, Moussa Dembele or Kylian Mbappe.
Most importantly, Ronaldo does not want to ‘share his crown’ with Antoine Griezmann or Eden Hazard and has threatened to quit the Bernabeu if they are signed.