Real Madrid insiders insist nothing should be read into Cristiano Ronaldo's awkward silence yesterday when asked about his club future. Ronaldo refused to answer any questions about his future at a function, blanking the compere.

Punto Pelota says Ronaldo is now regarded as the No1 leader inside the Real locker room and enjoys the respect and admiration of every member of the squad.

The feeling is that Ronaldo will now renew his contract this summer.

Former Real midfielder Javier Balboa commented: "The question was not expected at the time. He's happy and is in the prime of his career."

 Wishful thinking from Real fans? Or are Ronaldo's doubts now over? Give us your shout below...