In an interview with Cadena Cope, Mendes, whom many regard as the most powerful agent in the game, said the 2013 Ballon d’Or winner "is happy at Real Madrid and has always been happy here. He will break all the records and then retire at Madrid. Manchester United will always have a place in his heart, because he spent six years there. But he is only thinking about Madrid now and will always stay here. He is delighted to be at Madrid. People know that it is impossible to sign him, so it's not even worth calling."
Mendes went on to claim that the 29-year-old is already the greatest footballer in history. "Ronaldo is the best player in the world and the best we have ever seen," he added. "You will never see a player like him again. He is getting better and better and will continue to do so until he turns 40. You cannot compare him with anyone. There will not be anyone like him in the next 500 years."