Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United is a sensational story which has lifted the whole club.
The move came from almost nowhere and happened at a time when United’s transfer business looked over.
Here is a look at Ronaldo’s transfer fee, wages and net worth as one of the biggest sports stars on the planet…
How much United pay to sign Ronaldo?
The BBC reported that United paid Juventus £12.8 million to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Even at the age of 36, that represents a bargain up front fee to re-sign a Red Devils legend.
The Athletic claim that the transfer agreement with Juve also contains around €8 million (£6.9 million) in add-ons.
We don’t know what they are, obviously, and Ronaldo has a two-year contract in which to reach them.
How much is Ronaldo’s Manchester United wage?
Di Marzio reported when Ronaldo’s move was agreed that United offered a whopping £25 million net annual salary.
That works out at £480,000-a-week, which likely makes him United’s highest paid player ahead of David de Gea.
But the Daily Mail later claimed Ronaldo is on £385,000-a-week having taken a pay cut from his Juventus salary.
Spotrac say Ronaldo actually earns £510,000-a-week at Old Trafford, so it’s clear that reports vary, but he is almost certainly United’s top earner.
What is Ronaldo’s net worth?
In June 2020, Forbes reported that had become the first footballer in history to earn more than $1 billion (£743 million) during his career.
Ronaldo has been ranked as the world’s third highest-paid athletes by Forbes in 2021, earning $120 million (£89.1 million).
Despite these reports, no-one can really claim to have a truly accurate idea of Ronaldo’s net worth except his management company.
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