Guillem Balague believes Cristiano Ronaldo was always going to stay at Real Madrid, despite 'flirting' with former club Manchester United.
Ronaldo has agreed a new contract which will keep him at Real until 2018 and will make him the best-paid player in Spanish football.
During the summer, though, he was linked with a return to United, who he previously left in 2009 to join Real in a world record transfer.
However, while Balague confirmed there was contact between the parties, he does not believe a return to Old Trafford for Ronaldo was ever a realistic prospect.
"There were certainly contacts between Cristiano Ronaldo, his representatives and Manchester United, no doubt about that," Balague told Sky Sports News. "And there was no doubt about the interest of Manchester United to bring Cristiano back.
"I never believed that Cristiano was going to go to Manchester United. I heard in interviews that he said Manchester United was a place where he'd like to go, he loves it there and the people love him also.
"But he felt that, to actually get the heights he wants as a player, he had to stay at Real Madrid, but he had to stay on his conditions.
"It was kind of convenient that he was flirting with Manchester United in the last year or two, but it was pretty clear to Real Madrid, and people who know Spanish football, that Cristiano always wanted to stay at Real Madrid."
Sky Sports' Spanish football expert also stated that Ronaldo had agreed the extension in the summer, but wanted to wait before signing the deal.
Real's recent signing of Gareth Bale for a new world record fee from Tottenham had raised questions over Ronaldo's own status at the Santiago Bernabeu.
When asked if the deal was a reaction to Real's world record signing of Bale, Balague told Sky Sports News: "Not exactly.
"He will renew his contract until 2018 and he will be the best-paid player in Spain, above Messi, on €17m (£14.2m) net, so we are entering a new phase of wage structures here.
"Obviously, there were one or two things that Cristiano Ronaldo had to make sure before he actually signed the contract, a contract that was agreed in the summer around mid-July.
"Florentino Perez said in L'Equipe that Ronaldo was going to stay at Real Madrid forever and he knew it because everything had been agreed, just not signed.
"Ronaldo wanted to see two things. No.1, the submission of the club to him in the sense that he wanted to feel as important as possible as the No.1, and I think he's felt that in the last few months.
"No.2, he wanted to see Bale coming and if he was going to earn more money than him, and if Real Madrid were going to pay more money for Bale than they paid for Cristiano.
"Well, Bale will earn less than €17m for sure, but this is where it gets funny as Real have always said they paid €91m for Bale, which is less than the €96m they paid for Cristiano, but in fact they paid €101m, so they were trying to twist the truth a little so that Cristiano didn't get upset."