“Then Ronaldo is in what position at this time?”
1NEWS – Cristiano Ronaldo officially returns to Manchester United. After many believed that the Portuguese man would join Manchester City, the Red Devils’ management elegantly thwarted the transfer by convincing the former Juventus player to return to United.
Within hours of the transfer window closing, the club announced that they had agreed terms with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
A statement read: “Manchester United is pleased to confirm that the club has reached an agreement with Juventus for the transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo, subject to an agreement on personal, visa and medical terms.”
“Cristiano, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner, has so far won more than 30 major trophies during his career, including five UEFA Champions League titles, four FIFA Club World Cups, seven league titles in England, Spain and Italy and the European Championship for Portugal’s home country.”
“In his first spell for Manchester United, he scored 118 goals in 292 games.
“Everyone at the club is looking forward to Cristiano’s return to Manchester.”
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— Manchester United (@ManUtd) August 27, 2021
But talking about player transfers, of course, it is not complete without the details of the salary of the Portuguese superstar. According to British media reports, the pair from Georgina Rodríguez will pocket around £480,000 per week at the Theater of Dreams, but believe it or not, it is actually a pay cut for the Selecao captain.
This means, according to Tancredi Palmeri, Ronaldo will go down to become the fifth best-paid player in world football with only 23 million Euros per year.
As for Palmeri, who has been a long-time observer of football, he ranked the 10 highest-paid players in world football based on their net salary with no bonuses or other income considered. Let’s take a look at the list:
10. Robert Lewandowski | 15.5 million Euros
9. Philippe Coutinho | 15.5 million Euros
8. Gareth Bale | 16 million euros
7. Mohamed Salah | 19.5 million Euros
6. Antoine Griezmann | 20 million euros
5. Cristiano Ronaldo | 23 million euros
4. Oscar | 24 million Euros
3. Andres Iniesta | 25 million Euros
2. Neymar | 30 million Euros
1. Lionel Messi | 35 million Euros
Cristiano Ronaldo no more 2nd best paid, but 5th behind Neymar, Iniesta and Oscar
Top 10 best paid
5.Cristiano Ronaldo 23
7. False 19.5
(net; not bonus on performance)
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) August 27, 2021
Ronaldo now earns less than Oscar and Andres Iniesta.
Chelsea midfielder Oscar is still playing in China with Shanghai Port. Many questioned his decision to leave the Premier League when his career was in good shape and of course the main reason was for China, the lucrative 24 million Euros.
As for Iniesta, Legend The 37-year-old Barcelona plays for J1 League club Vissel Kobe.
Messi’s new contract at Paris Saint-Germain will earn him 35 million euros annually with team-mate Neymar earning 5 million less.
In other names, Real Madrid and Barcelona of course now do not expect them to hand over big contracts to Gareth Bale and Philippe Coutinho, who until now have not performed optimally in La Liga.
(muflih miftahul kamal/muf)