Christiano Ronaldo’s has put an end to speculation linking her son with a mega-money move from Real Madrid — insisting he is “happy” where he is.
The former Manchester United superstar, 31, has been linked with an emotional return to Old Trafford, as well attracting interest from Paris Saint-Germain and the MLS.
But Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro, speaking at the launch of her biography, said: “Cristiano is happy here, he would like to finish his career at Real Madrid.”
The Portugal captain is Madrid’s highest ever La Liga scorer — overtaking club legend Raul — following a five-goal rout against Espanyol.
He has 47 goals in all competitions this season, including 16 in the Champions League — one fewer than the record he set for most strikes in the competition in a single campaign.
But the striker’s hamstring injury, for which he is undergoing miracle stem cell therapy, meant he could not add to that record at the Etihad on Tuesday, when Real forced a 0-0 draw with Manchester City in the semi-final first leg.
There are suggestions Ronaldo should occasionally agree to be rested or substituted in order to preserve his fitness.
But when asked whether her son should take a breather once in a while, 63-year-old Aveiro said her son’s only weakness is that he has inherited her “strong character”.
She added: “Ronaldo is a person who always wants more. He is like his mother. He has a strong personality, he is very proud and he always demands more. This is his worst defect.”
Leicester star Riyad Mahrez’s mother yesterday said her son should stay put at the King Power Stadium and ignore the approaches of Europe’s top clubs.
The Foxes ace, who was crowned PFA Player of the Year, has been linked with a move to Arsenal, Barelona and Real.
But Mrs Mahrez said: “I really hope Riyad stays at Leicester.