If Real Madrid are not careful then their situation with Cristiano Ronaldo could become similar to that of the children's story, Cry Wolf, where eventually after the being told falsely that a wolf was there, they ignored the wolf when it did eventually come.
Since last January, Ronaldo has been asking to be more appreciated at the club and a new contract, including last summer.
Returning from Abu Dhabi, MARCA revealed that what Ronaldo wants to be the best paid player in the world having won the top individual honours during 2017.
The Madrid board, when faced by these situations have contacted the clubs that would be capable of signing him, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, and the response has always been that they were not interested.
In the past they have reacted on two occasions by improving his contract. The first was when he said he was unhappy and it coincided with the arrival of Gareth Bale an the other time was 14 months ago was the new contract that gave him 20 million euros a season and would run until 2021.
At the moment, the Madrid board are assessing the situation but they do not have any real intention of improving his contract following him winning the Ballon d'Or and the The Best Award.
Another problem for Ronaldo over being paid the same as Neymar and Messi is his day to day situation with his position in the dressing room not as strong as before following the departures of Coentrao, Pepe and James.