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…

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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.

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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.

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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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