Cristiano Ronaldo’s salary after re-signing for Manchester United this summer has been made known.
United reached an agreement for the former Juventus superstar’s transfer and landed the Portuguese forward for an initial fee of £12.8m, which could rise to £19.4m through add-ons.
Early reports in Italy suggested that the five-time Ballon d'Or winner would earn a staggering £480,000 per week on his new United contract.
However, it has now emerged that the United legend took a £6m pay cut ahead of his imminent return to Old Trafford.
And now the 36-year-old will be on a lucrative £385,000-a-week deal and has become United’s best-paid player, according to The Daily Mail.
Ronaldo’s super-agent, Jorge Mendes, demanded £20m per year for his client’s wages.
The former Real Madrid superstar’s wage demands were slashed in a bid to secure Ronaldo’s move to United ahead of the transfer window closing on 31st August.
Ronaldo, whose old Juventus deal expired in 2022, was reportedly earning a whopping £500,000 per week in Turin.
The Portugal captain’s £385,000-a-week deal has catapulted him to the top of United’s highest earners ahead of David de Gea, who is on £375,000 per week.
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