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Madrid: Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is keen to hear from Manchester City – if they’re willing to pay him 400,000-a-week pounds!
The Sunday Mirror says the Real Madrid superstar is bragging to friends that he is wanted by City’s Abu Dhabi-based owner Sheikh Mansour as he strives to make the Blues football’s No.1 club.
Ronaldo has told confidantes in Manchester that someone connected to the Sheikh’s family has contacted him informally with a mindblowing package that is tempting the former Manchester United hero to move to Eastlands.
However, last night City insisted that no approach had been made by them or on their behalf. Ronaldo has put together a list of astonishing demands if he was to return to England.
The Portuguese star told a friend:
– He wants 400k pounds a week.
– The No.7 shirt and captain’s armband.
– A guarantee that he will always be the club’s highest paid player.
The 26-year-old forward has claimed that City would have to pay Real a near 100 per cent profit on the 80 million pounds world record transfer fee they paid to United for him two years ago.
And Ronaldo believes that City would pay him a 350,000 pounds-a-week basic wage with a bonus and image rights package that would see his earnings soar even higher.
However, he wants 400,000 pounds a week.
A source close to Ronaldo confirmed: “Cristiano says there has been contact between him and a third party. He says that he is extremely flattered at the lengths they’re willing to go to.
“He claimed that they will pay him what it takes to make him a Manchester City player.
“He says he wants 400k pounds as taxes are higher in England.”