"I'd like it if he came to Italy one day".
He also left behind his fellow five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi, but now wants his former rival - who has only ever played for Barcelona - to join him in Italy.
He told Gazzetta dello Sport when asked if he misses Messi: "No, maybe he misses me!"
In an interview, Ronaldo mentioned that he has played in England, Italy, Spain, while is still playing in Spain.
"Maybe he needs me more".
"This is my new life and I'm happy". According to him, he is a great player and also a good human being.
Speaking alongside his boss, Madrid defender Alvaro Odriozola added: "I have respect for Cristiano who is a legend here in Madrid, but it is already a past".
Some found time to poke fun at Thibaut Courtois' nightmarish display in goal, others wondered how Real's departed superstar Cristiano Ronaldo might react, whereas others went for the well-trodden conspiracy that the improbable feat was somehow down to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"I knew the atmosphere in the stadium".
Thus, modrić became the third current holder of the Ballon d'or after Messi and Ronaldo. "If I played against Real, I would try to give my best". I did everything I could to win it on the field and the numbers don't lie, but don't go thinking that I'm unhappy if I don't win it. I like the city, the people and the club.
Ronaldo left Real Madrid in the summer and has continued his fine goalscoring form with 10 goals in 15 league games so far, while also finishing second in the Ballon d'Or awards.
The Argentinean scored two free-kicks in the same La Liga game for the first time ever in Saturday's 4-0 win at Espanyol, taking his tally to 17 in 17 this season.
"Now I'm 100 per cent sure it was the right option".
Modric's win did ensure a Los Blancos player had won it in five of the last six years.
The forward of Italian "Juventus" Cristiano Ronaldo thinks should win the Golden ball this year.
Ronaldo is next in action when Juventus face Young Boys in the Champions League tonight (8pm).