Reports: Cristiano Ronaldo to earn 20 million Euros per season in new deal with Real Madrid
Portuguese forward set to extend Madrid stay.
Sports magazine, Sport English claim that Jorge Mendes is done thrashing out the finer points of a contract extension with Real Madrid for his client, Cristiano Ronaldo, who will now earn 20 million Euros a season in this new deal.
The new deal will extend the forward’s stay at Madrid to 2020 after Cristiano recently hinted that he loves the way the Jersey fits him and he would like to stay at Real Madrid for longer. Before now, the forward had been touted to finally end his stay at Madrid as both Paris St. Germain and Manchester United were willing to offer the Portuguese sensation crazy deals to lure him away from the Bernabeu.
There may have been several questions raised as to Cristiano’s relevance to the Real Madrid team considering how so many people have claimed that Ronaldo has become nothing beyond a flat track bully this season.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s Importance to the Real Madrid Underlined Again
In spite of scoring the all important penalty in the finals of the UEFA Champions League his contribution to the victory has been much criticised. However, the Real hierarchy has kept in mind that this was a competition Real could’ve been knocked out of had Cristiano not single-handedly turned over a first leg deficit of 2 goals against Wolfsbur. However, despite breaking the 50 goal barrier this season again, doubts remained if he would be offered a chance to remain at Real Madrid beyond the original deal which ran till 2018.
Those doubts seem to have been allayed, with Real following up on their promise of handing Ronaldo a new contract. This deal underlines Cristiano Ronaldo’s value to the Real Madrid team considering the fact that this new contract reportedly offers him a pay rise.
His new salary exceeds his last contract’s wages which were said to amount to 17 million Euros a season. There was some tension around the possibility of the forward extending his contract as his performances have fallen off their absolute peak even if he did score 50 goals this season. Real Madrid, will of course, have taken into account the marketing opportunities that Cristiano provides the Madrid club across the world, especially with new markets opening up to football across Europe and North America.
Real Madrid had earlier postponed talks with Jorge Mendes on Cristiano Ronaldo until after the UEFA Champions League Final but the talks seem to have gone smoothly, with Cristiano expected to put pen to paper before long. Cristiano, it seems will find the Real Madrid jersey fitting him for a long time to come.