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Cristiano Ronaldo trains at Real Madrid while deciding on his future

Cristiano Ronaldo trained at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas facilities this Wednesday, sources confirmed to ESPNas the superstar striker prepares to make a decision about his future.

Ronaldo, 37, played as a second-half substitute in Portugal’s 1-0 World Cup quarterfinal loss to Morocco in Qatar on Saturday.

He is now at home in Madrid and wants to keep fit before returning to club football after leaving Manchester United last month by mutual consent.

Ronaldo requested permission to train with Real Madrid on Wednesday, sources said, a request that was welcomed by the club.

He worked alone in a separate field, far from where the Madrid first team squad trained under coach Carlo Ancelotti.

The relationship between the five-time Ballon d’Or winner and Madrid took a hit when he left in 2018 to join Juventus in a €100m deal, but everything has improved since then.

Ronaldo is the all-time leading goalscorer for Real Madrid, winning four Champions League titles and two LaLiga titles in nine highly successful seasons at the club.

After three years with Juve, the Portuguese’s name was linked with a return to Madrid last summer before Ancelotti ruled out a move and the player eventually rejoined Manchester United.

His second spell at Old Trafford came to an end last month after an explosive television interview in which he criticized United, manager Erik ten Hag and club executives who saw him released as a free agent.

Reports have linked Ronaldo with a lucrative move to join Saudi Arabian side Al Nassr in January, although the player denied last week that a deal had been reached.

Ronaldo, who led Portugal to its only major trophy win at Euro 2016, was relegated by manager Fernando Santos during the World Cup spell, scoring just one goal, a penalty against Ghana, in five appearances.

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