Just like he did when he was at Manchester United.
And it's ironic how the Ronaldo story can come full circle as boss Sir Alex Ferguson wants the prodigal son back at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo has told former United team-mates he wants to return and Madrid officials have already discussed a transfer fee they would accept - around £122m.
Real would effectively bank around £272m if you include the £150m in wages they would have had to pay Ronaldo.
It's better than nothing in 2015 when Ronaldo will be 30 and available for free.