An unnamed Chinese Club have reportedly offered in excess of £250 million for the services of 4 time Ballon d’or winner Cristiano Ronaldo from Spanish Club Real Madrid. His agent, Jorge Mendes, has claimed that, although Ronaldo would have been earning a staggering £1.6 million a week in wages, he had no interest in leaving the Spanish giants after signing a new 5-year deal worth £365,000 a week in November, which will see him through to 2021.
In a deal that would have tripled the current world record fee of £89 million that Manchester United paid to Juventus for midfielder Paul Pogba in the summer, Ronaldo would have been earning a staggering £85 million a year. Speaking to Sky Sports Italia, Mendes explained that the Chinese had offered €300 million to Real Madrid and more than €100 million a year to the player, but although the figures were astonishing, Ronaldo’s heart was with Real, stating ‘The Spanish club is his life.’
This astonishing announcement comes as no surprise after current Chinese super club Shanghai SIPG have recently paid out £60 million for Chelsea’s Brazilian Squad player Oscar, and only this week it was reported that one-time Man City striker Carlos Tevez has become the world’s highest paid footballer. In a deal worth £40 million for Boca Juniors, Shanghai Shenhua has been reported to be paying Tevez a staggering £615,000 per week that will see the player link up with ex Brighton and Sunderland manager Gus Poyet.