Metro have Manchester United fans looking up from their pints here in the Football Transfer Tavern after they claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo would be forced to take a pay cut should he want to rejoin the club.
As one of our punters notes, the 29-year-old would not only cost a huge amount in terms of a transfer fee but also his wages to boot.
Real Madrid are understandably reluctant to allow the best player in the world to leave the Bernabeu but he is currently on around £380,000-a-week at the La Liga club and would demand even more to move.
Over a game of pool, our landlord points out that the Ballon d’Or holder will not make such a massive switch without some assurances and guarantees that categorically make him the best paid player in the world.
While some of our punters would love to flex Ronaldo’s ego had they the resources, United chiefs are unwilling to shell out the money it would cost to do so.
According to Metro, the Old Trafford club have the money to re-sign the forward set aside but will demand he lowers his wage demands.
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