Ronaldo can play for another 10 years, says Mendes

The Ballon d’Or winner’s agent says the Portugal star is a consummate professional and will retire at Real Madrid

Cristiano Ronaldo has another 10 years to offer to Real Madrid, according to his agent, Jorge Mendes.

The Portugal star claimed the third Ballon d’Or of his career this month – the second during his spell in the Spanish capital – after enjoying another sensational year with Madrid, but has been quoted as saying he would consider a move to Brazil before he retires from playing.

However, Mendes is convinced his client will end his playing days at Santiago Bernabeu but is confident he has another decade ahead of him at the highest level.

“I’m almost certain that, yes, he’ll retire there at 38 or 39, because he has many years to give yet,” Mendes was quoted as saying by Marca.

“You all know that he’s the best example I can give of a professional, he’s a person who takes great care of himself.”

Madrid’s next game is against Cordoba on Saturday.