Real Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to turn up for a post match press conference after being named Man of the Match in Portugal 2-2 draw with Mexico in the Confederations Cup amid reports he wants to leave his club.
"I know Cristiano, he's a good guy as a professional and as a person".
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has dismissed reports linking Cristiano Ronaldo with the Bundesliga champions as "completely unfounded", while suggesting the rumours "must be consigned to the realms of fantasy". "I found out about all this from a newspaper", Perez said.
Reigning Ballon d'Or and Best FIFA Men's Player award victor Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Manchester United having been "outraged" by what he feels is unfair treatment by Spanish tax authorities, making him determined to leave the country.
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Perez's radio interview came hours after the 70-year-old businessman was reelected to a fifth four-year term as Madrid's president. Ronaldo is in a major tournament with his country and until that is over I can not talk to him.
"It has affected me how the media treated Cristiano; the presumption of innocence was not respected".
"I must defend him at all costs, both as a player and as a person".
"He always told me he is at ease in Real Madrid".
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Italian publication Gazzetta dello Sport reported at the weekend that Bayern were interested in signing Ronaldo, 32, from Madrid.
He has been linked with a move to Paris Saint Germain and former club Manchester United, with speculation claiming Ronaldo's agent Mendes has been tasked with securing a return to Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo's future at the Bernabeu remains uncertain after he told the club he wants to leave.
The Portuguese has since become Madrid's all-time record goalscorer, winning individual and collective awards aplenty during his stay in the Spanish capital.
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His options are fairly limited as a result, as United and PSG are perhaps the only clubs in Europe capable of shouldering that burden, even factoring in the commercial benefit his capture would bring to any club that signed him.