Cristiano Ronaldo wants long-term Real Madrid stay

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Cristiano Ronaldo claims he would stay at Real Madrid for another 10 years if the opportunity arose.

The Portugal international scored an incredible 53 goals for Madrid in all competitions last season but Jose Mourinho's men only ended up with the Copa del Rey crown.

As good as Madrid were, they still found themselves playing second fiddle to Barcelona, who won both the Primera Division and Champions League - in which they beat Madrid in the semi-finals.

Ronaldo has recently been linked with a move to Manchester City, a club backed by wealthy Middle Eastern owners, but the former Manchester United man insists he has no immediate plans to return to the Barclays Premier League.

"I can't see myself leaving Madrid," he told the Cadena COPE radio station.

"I'm very happy here, it has been phenomenal."

Ronaldo, who was reported to have been offered £400,000 a week to join City, says money is not a deciding factor in his future.

"If I was after just money I could have doubled what I have in my account," he said.

"But for me the most important thing is how people treat you. If the (Madrid) president (Florentino Perez) told me to sign on for 10 years today, I would do it - although I don't know what will happen tomorrow."

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