Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Signs New £75m Bumper Deal

Real Madrid star, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly signed a new five-year deal worth £75million to keep him at the club for the rest of his career. The Portuguese forward had been linked with an emotional return to Manchester United but seems to have settled his differences with the La Liga giants. But he will instead hope to link up with Gareth Bale should the Wales star complete his protracted, world-record move from Tottenham.

Madrid-based newspaper Marca reports that Ronaldo will earn around £900,000 more each season than Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi, making him the highest-paid player in Spain. The 28-year-old is believed to have struck a deal with Real to increase his share of his image rights, which previously stood at 60 per cent. Ronaldo, who cost Madrid £80million in 2009, met with club president Florentino Perez in Los Angeles and the pair ironed out their differences.

The former United and Sporting Lisbon player had remained coy on his future at a press conference over the weekend. ‘The situation still hasn’t been resolved and I don’t think now is the right time to talk about it,’ he said. ‘Perhaps we’ll be able to give more concrete news about this further down the line but now the only thing in my remit is to train and work.’

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