Monaco to enter race for CR7

Monaco to enter race for CR7

According to the British newspaper the independent newly promoted French Ligue 1 side Monaco are on the verge of making a world-record £85 million offer for Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has two years remaining on his contract with Madrid, and has so far refused to sign a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu where has been for the past four seasons after completing what was then a world record move from current Premier League champions Manchester United.
In fact before today’s news regarding Monaco it was thought that it would be his old club Manchester United that he would return to with the Red Devils reportedly putting together a £65 million deal with Nike to bring the fans favourite back to Old Trafford.
This all to a big turn last night following the news that Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said he is ready to offer Ronaldo a salary of £125 million over five years.
Perez when speaking to the press in Spain said: ‘I would bet Cristiano will retire at Real Madrid because it’s the natural thing,’ he told Marca.
‘We will negotiate the new contract before the start of La Liga and I am convinced that everything will come out well.
‘To renew Cristiano before the start of the season is my desire and my ambition. We will do everything possible to make it happen.’
This of course was before all talk of an offer by Monaco for the 28-year-old after having already spent £110 million this summer on Atletico’s Radamel Falcao and Porto’s James Rodriguez and Joao Moutinho.
Owned by Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev money is not a problem for the principality football team, and the tax advantages never mind being able to live on the French Riviera would be very appealing to almost any footballer.
Even if Monaco decided to offer Ronaldo £5 million a year less than Los Blanco’s it would still work out to be £330,000 per week as Monaco residents pay no tax on their earnings which would make Ronaldo the highest paid footballer in the world.
We will have to wait and see what happens, but one thing is for sure Monaco are not finished spending yet.

About Mark Finlay

Living a simple life in Spain where I follow, and write about the beautiful game. Owner of www.soccertransfers.net. While ranting and ranting and raving at @soccertransfer1 on twitter.

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