Premier League duo Manchester City and Chelsea were made to sit up and take notice when Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid’s former Manchester United winger, revealed he was unhappy with certain issues at his current club, the
Ronaldo scored twice for Madrid in La Liga over the weekend but did not celebrate his goals either time, later acknowledging that his lack of joy at bagging a brace was down to “sadness”. The Portugal captain added that there were people at Madrid who understood why he was sad and declined to elaborate any further on the matter.
As speculation grows as to what it is that concerns Ronaldo the Mail suggests that the handful of clubs who could afford to meet the player’s £100m buyout clause – City, Chelsea and French side Paris Saint-Germain, all teams funded by oil money – are monitoring the situation closely. As well as the large fee, the newspaper adds, bidding for Ronaldo – if he were to leave Spain – would start with wages of £1m a month.
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