Ronaldo has helped Real win the UEFA Champions League thrice, scoring twice in last month's final as they became the first club to retain the title, and he is also the competition's record goal scorer with 105 strikes. With the collapse of their move for Antoine Griezmann and Andrea Belotti proving too expensive, Ronaldo could be the ideal tonic for Jose Mourinho.
Costa Rica goalkeeper Navas was criticised at several points last season for unconvincing displays which cost Real points leading to reports in the Spanish media that the club would make another move for De Gea.
"Ronaldo is a lot more powerful and more important than all of us who are here", he added. Portuguese sports daily A Bola then reported that Ronaldo was planning on leaving Madrid and it would be an "irreversible" decision. "There is no turning back". He also said he needed to speak to the Portuguese but, with the Confederations Cup in Russian Federation under way, now was not a good time. Talking but saying nothing. Does Ronaldo really want to leave Real, or is he angling after a better deal?
Zidane and Ronaldo have an excellent relationship, and it was only the Frenchman who could convince the superstar that more rest during the season was for the benefit of himself and the team.