Ronaldo is said to be unsettled by Real's interest in Neymar as the club seem to be willing to spend big money on the Brazilian, but unwilling to offer him an improved deal.
The 26-year-old is perhaps the only player available to Real Madrid who would be capable of taking the limelight away from the goal machine or potentially commanding a higher salary.
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo with his eldest son.
"If Cristiano stays, does that mean that Neymar can't come?"
Record claims that the five-time Ballon d'Or victor has reached this conclusion, less than two weeks after winning his third straight Champions League with Madrid, not because of money but rather status, and because of unkept promises from Real Madrid president Florentino Perez. "One day Neymar will play for Real Madrid". We all want Ronaldo to stay and Neymar has our doors wide open. The best players in the world should play in Real Madrid.
"I've never understood the Ballon d'Or criteria", he said.
Marcelo also said that five-time Ballon d'Or victor Ronaldo was in line to take the trophy again for 2018, while Neymar would win it for sure in future as he would "be as good as Cristiano" over time. I guess someday Neymar will play in Real Madrid.
Madrid need to be able to replace Ronaldo at some stage, and they can't allow him to stand in the way of that.
"I just don't know if you get it because of the titles you've won, the season you've completed or just how good you are as a player".
"To me, Ronaldo is the world's greatest right now and I have no doubt in my mind that Neymar will be just as good".
Former Madrid star Luis Figo said his former worldwide teammate had not chosen the best moment to make public his thinking, which may have been influenced by things we do not know.