22.06.2013 » Cristiano Ronaldo on vacations in Miami and New York
As it has been usual for the past few years, Cristiano Ronaldo included the United States on his vacations summer tour. His last game of the season was against Croatia on June 10 and the Real Madrid forward didn't lose time to kickoff with his must-needed break from another high intensity football season. Ronaldo has spent around a full week in Miami's South Beach (Florida), just before switching location to the "Big Apple" (New York City) in the beginning of the current week. At his side for almost the whole time has been his girlfriend Irina Shayk, with the couple not showing any signs of being shy when it came to take some pictures and post them on social media networks.
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After getting some tan beneath Miami's sun last week, Cristiano Ronaldo has moved on to New York City just a few days ago, one of his beloved cities and favorite destinations. With a few more weeks left on his vacations break, the 28-year old will most likely still head back to Portugal and to Algarve before returning to duty in Madrid, in the beginning of July. Real Madrid's first game of the pre-season is scheduled for July 23 in Turkey, against Galatasaray.
Apparently indifferent to the buzz being generated around his future at the club, Ronaldo is well aware that this summer transfer season can hold a few surprises to everyone. The Portuguese is yet to renew his contract with Real Madrid and with only 2 years left remaining on his written commitment with the club, it's more than natural that the media keep insisting that a big move could be on its way to rock the transfer market this summer...
With so many doubts about Ronaldo's future in Real Madrid, it's also not that surprising that football bookies and pundits are granting Barcelona a strong favoritism to win again La Liga next season. Ladbrokes is paying 1.7 for a scenario where Barcelona ends up lifting the Spanish League trophy once again next year, while Real Madrid comes right behind with a 2.2 payoff. Nevertheless, it's also undeniable that future signings from both clubs can still have a significant impact in both teams' true chances of success.
One of the most desired players in Europe this summer is for sure Isco, Malaga midfielder. Man City are favorites with Ladbrokes to sign this talented Spanish player, but according to the latest news coming from the Spanish press, Real Madrid might have just anticipated them in the last hours. Marca reports from earlier this Saturday suggest that the 21-year old costed 24 million euros to Real Madrid, with a potential extra 3 million to be added, depending on defined targets and objectives. More details should come to public in the next hours though...
As for now, Cristiano Ronaldo will continue enjoying his holidays and recharging batteries for the upcoming season. With the 2014 FIFA World Cup kicking off in less than a year, the former Manchester United player is well aware of how important it is to make the most out of this short break, in order to be capable of displaying and performing at his best physical level throughout a full season where he is expected to be facing big challenges from its beginning to its end.
Cristiano Ronaldo is now on vacations in New York City, so he won't be back to Real Madrid until the pre-season kicks off in the beginning of July. In the meanwhile, you can watch Galatasaray vs Real Madrid, Spain vs Nigeria, Uruguay vs Tahiti and USA vs Guatemala, all matches provided from our live soccer section.
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Galatasaray vs Real Madrid kick-off time (22-07-2013):
Jakarta (Indonesia) | GMT+7: 00:00
Spain (Madrid) | GMT+2: 19:00
Portugal and England (Lisbon/London) | GMT+1: 18:00
Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) | GMT-3: 14:00
New York (United States) | GMT-4: 13:00
Los Angeles (United States) | GMT-7: 10:00
Beijing (China) | GMT+8: 01:00
Sources: ronaldo7.net / marca.com / thesun.co.uk / espn.co.uk