CRISTIANO RONALDO is demanding a staggering £32million-a-year deal to stop him from returning to Manchester United.
The Spanish giants are adamant that Ronaldo will not be leaving them this summer and are now trying to agree a deal to keep their Portuguese idol for the rest of his career.
The Real Madrid superstar Ronaldo, 28, is determined to cash in on his iconic status and is looking for a mega deal to make him the highest-paid footballer in history.
First up he wants an annual wage of £17m from Madrid, which works out at about £345,000 per week.
In case you don’t know how that is let me help you, that’s $26,479,258.15, in my country Nigeria, N422,8769,085.13 per annual, my children must choose football by force. lol
But he is also demanding 100 per cent of his image rights contract from the club, which could be worth as much as £15m per year.
Ronaldo is aware Barcelona rival Lionel Messi currently gets £14m a year and already has a 100 per cent image rights agreement with his club. And he is determined to top that.
CR7 deserves as much as Messi, he shoulders this team why shouldn’t he be paid more?
If Florentino Perez believes he is the best player on the planet then he should pay the best player wages period.
For a player who has scored 201 goals in four seasons at the Bernabeu, common pay the guy more.
Ronaldo, who cost Real a world record £80m when they signed him from United in 2009, still has two years of his current £200,000-a-week contract to run at the Bernabeu.
So president Florentino Perez believes there is plenty of time to haggle over a new deal before they seriously have to think about selling their brightest star.
But sources close to Ronaldo have indicated the player’s demands are not motivated by greed but his determination to prove himself to be the biggest star in the world.
Seriously the money this footballer earns is just out of this world.