Super Agent Jorge Mendes, has revealed that his client and 4-time Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo, would have easily become the world’s most expensive signing and highest paid once again if he had agreed a move to the Chinese Super League when an eye-watering offer came calling.
The Portuguese revealed this after it emerged that former Manchester United striker Carlos Tevez, is poised to become the highest paid footballer on earth after signing a deal that will see him pocket £615,000 weekly with Chinese Super League team Shanghai Shenua.
An undisclosed CSL club offered Real Madrid £257million for Ronaldo’s signature, and a whopping £1.6million per week for the 31-year-old according to Mendes. However, Ronaldo ignored the offer as “money is not everything and the La Liga club is his life.”
The European Championship medalist recently extended his stay at the Bernabeu for 5 more years, and is set to earn around £365,000 weekly wages – the highest in Europe. Ronaldo has won it all in club football, and currently edged Messi out by winning an international trophy with Portugal.
His continued stay in Real Madrid means the rivalry between the 2 will continue for more years, as the Chinese Super League cannot offer anything apart from money for a success-driven and competition-inspired Ronaldo. But should he have passed that opportunity considering he is fast approaching the twilight of his career?