Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid star rejected world-record offer from China
31 Dec 2016 - 11:24
According to the player’s agent Jorge Mendes, Cristiano Ronaldo rejected a world-record offer from the Chinese Super League.
The Real Madrid star was offered £85 million a year as part of a £257 million deal.
As reported by IB Times:
“”From China, they’ve offered 300m Euros to Real Madrid and more than 100m per year to the player. But money is not everything. Real Madrid is his life. Cristiano is happy at Real Madrid and it is impossible to go to China,” Mendes told Sky Sports.
“The Chinese market is a new market. They can buy a lot of players, but then again it is impossible to go for Ronaldo. Cristiano is the best player in the world and best ever. It is normal to have some offers. He won the European Championship with Portugal, it’s like winning the Italian league with Genoa: they were not the favourite.”
The Chinese Super League has signed the likes of Oscar and Carlos Tevez for record fees and are willing to splurge further money to bring the best players in the world to Asia. However, they still have a long way to go in order to convince Ronaldo to move, who is playing some of the best football in the world at the age of 31.”