Ronaldo’s new Madrid contract makes him highest paid player

Ronaldo-Villarreal-Sept2013Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest paid footballer in the world, after penning a bumper five-year deal with Real Madrid.

The deal, will see him earn twice what Gareth Bale takes home – Marca claims the 28-year-old will earn €17 million a year for the next five seasons. Lionel Messi picks up a fixed €13 million plus an extra €3 million in incentives.

“I’m really happy here,” he said. “I’ll be here five more years. I just want to win trophies for this club.

“I appreciate the fans like me a lot to be here. I’m happy, I want to give my best on the pitch.

“I will be honest with you – everyone knows I was in Manchester for six years. Manchester is in the past.

“Now my club is Real Madrid. This is my home, my family is here and I’m really happy here.

“I respect all the clubs who ask about me. But they always know that my decision, that my only goal is to be here and to play at this club until, maybe, the end of my career.

“The future nobody knows.”

 

Adeyemi Adesanya

Sports Business Consultant and Football Intermediary; Risk Management & Due Diligence Consultant; Freelance Football writer & Pundit on Radio & TV and Man.Utd Fan

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