Spanish Mundo Deportivo has reported that the club is offering the forward a salary of 25 million euros per season, in addition to additional bonuses for awards earned by the player or the club. However, Ronaldo is believed to seek sums equal to the salaries of Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (40 million euros) and Paris Saint Germain’s Brazilian striker Neymar (81.5 million euros).
Ronaldo says he wants to leave every year and gets a new contract with more money. Mate if only you could do that with every job 😒😂— Joel Beya (@joelbeya2) 7 июня 2018 г.
How dare Ronaldo ask for 32m? We can’t give him so much money let him go instead let’s spend 500m on trying to replacing him.— Ryan. (@Rygista) 7 июня 2018 г.
Logic of few Madridistas on twitter who apparently take care of club’s finances
Corriere dello Sport reported last week that Ronaldo was determined to continue playing for the Spanish club, provided that he earned 80 million euros per year. The Portuguese striker notably hinted at the possibility of him leaving the club some time soon after the final whistle was sounded marking Real’s third consecutive Champions League triumph against Liverpool:
"In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side. It was very nice to be at Real Madrid, in the coming days I will talk about it more," Ronaldo remarked.
Around the same time, disappointed with Zinedine Zidane's abrupt decision to leave Real Madrid, which he has coached for several years, the 33-year-old took to Instagram to post his heartfelt goodbye: "All I feel is pride at having been your player. Thanks coach."
Interestingly, a number of Twitter users have recalled media reports, although they later proved to be fake, that Cristiano Ronaldo donated money to charity, and even went as far as sold one of his Ballon d'Or trophies:
May 2015, headlines splashed around the globe told how Ronaldo donated 5m pounds to Nepalese earthquake victims thro Save The Children.The said charity had to refute this claim but it didn't get the same coverage as the fake donation did, people still believe he donated the money pic.twitter.com/2sfGyYKkyD— Maria (@WayTooMessi) 8 июня 2018 г.
Nov 2012, it was reported that Ronaldo auctioned his 2011 Golden Boot generating around 1.4 millions pounds to help a cause supporting Palestinian children. But it turned out the claim was false. pic.twitter.com/w7xLGyQRZR— Maria (@WayTooMessi) 8 июня 2018 г.
Cristiano Ronaldo joined the Madrid FC in 2009 and essentially led his team to four prestigious La League titles. As part of UK’ Manchester United he had earlier won three titles and the Campions League. Few clubs are reportedly prepared to meet the footballer’s financial expectations, Paris St.-Germain and United among them. The former is ready to give the forward 45 million per year, he currently earns 21 million euros annually.