Surpassing Gareth Bale’s staggering pay cut at Real Madrid, top footballer and team mate Cristiano Ronaldo has bagged himself an extended 5-year contract at a whopping price tag of 900 million pound. Following this, the Portuguese national would be donning the colors of Los Blancos till 2021. With this extension, Ronaldo, who is among the very favorite for the 2016 Ballon d’Or title, will be back on the charts as the highest grossing footballer ever, reports FootTheBall.com.
Closest rival, Lionel Messi of Barcelona, who before this deal, stayed as the top earner has now moved to the second spot in the global list of major earners. Following him is the Welsh captain Bale, Shanghai striker Hulk, Manchester United’s record deal breaker Pul Pogba and Barcelona’s very favorite Neymar Jr.
“It’s a very important day. I have said many times that I carry this club in my heart, it’s part of me. In a very special moment of time in my life, I’m going to be here for another five years. It’s not going to be my last contract, let it be known, but it’s very special,” as stated by Cristiano Ronaldo over this new made development.
31-year old Ronaldo, who in his statement wished to be a part of the Bernabeu till his retirement, would surely be thankful of Perez for keeping faith on him and giving an extension dubbed as’ penultimate one’ by Ronaldo himself.
Considering this, fans can have him shining long till the age of 41 at Santiago, enough to counter the dominance of Messi, who recently completed his 500 goal mark at Barcelona.