We'll Pay Ron Â£8m A Year
Real Madrid hope to make Cristiano Ronaldo the world's best-paid player in a bid to lure him from Manchester United.
The Spanish giants have upped their dirty tricks campaign in a desperate bid to land Â£40m-rated Portuguese ace Ronaldo.
And they have let it be known they will use club sponsors to put together a staggering Â£8m-a-season salary for the 23-year-old.
That works out at an unbelievable Â£160,000 a week, far more than any other player in Europe.
Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson will be furious at the latest tactics used by Madrid to unsettle their star player.
And all this at a time when the two clubs could easily still face each other in the final knockout stages of the Champions League. Madrid president Ramon Calderon is still telling fans that signing England's Foot-baller of the Year this summer could be a very real possibility.
And to make matters worse for Fergie, Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes has been holding meetings with Madrid's sporting director Predrag Mijatovic, which has fuelled speculation.
Madrid are well known for making their interest in players very public as they try to destabilise them, and the club.
They did it before signing David Beckham, Zinedine Zidane, Brazilian star Ronaldo and a whole host of top-name players.
Fergie has laughed off the tactics in the past and mocked Madrid's interest in his Ronaldo. But he will still be angry at Calderon and Madrid's policy.
The La Liga leaders would want to keep 50 per cent of Ronaldo's image rights if he made a move, but with the income tax in Spain virtually half that of England, the wage packet would be equal to Â£200,000 a week in the Premier League.
Calderon said over the weekend at a fans forum: â€œTo sign Cristiano Ronaldo is a dream, but it is not impossible.â€
The winger has scored an incredible 29 goals in all competitions this season so far and Mendes knows that he is in a fabulous bargaining position if he wanted a new deal from United.
Ronaldo only signed a fresh Â£120,000-a-week five-year deal with the Old Trafford club this time last year.
Mendes said in Spain: â€œCristiano Ronaldo is the player most desired in the world.
â€œAll the big clubs want to him, but he is currently with Manchester United and his future depends on this club.
â€œI am a football agent and I have meetings with people from Madrid and Barcelona all the time, but it is not always about Cristiano.â€
This is from dailystar.o.uk....
I dont think that CR7 will make a move to Real Madrid because he really in the best form and loved ManUtd at this time....Dont know about the future hopefully
he would stay and be like etc Giggs, Scholes and Neville ...UNITED LEGEND...