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Ronaldo becomes EPL’s highest-paid player after Man Utd returnCristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo is now the highest-paid player in the Premier League, following his shock return to Manchester United, according to Sky Italia.
The 36-year-old has agreed on personal terms with United, which will see him sign a two-year deal worth £480,000 a week.
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Ronaldo is now ahead of Lukaku, who also moved back to Chelsea this summer.
Once image rights and bonuses are taken into account, Lukaku will take home between £325,000 and £450,000-per-week. Kevin De Bruyne, who recently signed a new contract at Manchester City, is on £385,000-per-week.
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De Bruyne’s new teammate, Jack Grealish, is paid £380,000-per-week including bonuses.
TOP EARNERS IN THE PREMIERSHIP
- Cristiano Ronaldo – £480,000-per-week
- Romelu Lukaku – £450,000-per-week (including bonuses)
- Kevin de Bruyne – £385,000-per-week
- Jack Grealish – £380,000-per-week (including bonuses)
- David De Gea – £375,000-per-week
- Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang – £350,000-per-week
- Raheem Sterling – £300,000-per-week
- Paul Pogba – £270,000-per-week
- Anthony Martial – £250,000-per-week
- Mo Salah – £220,00-per-week
- Ben Chilwell – £190,000-per-week
- Virgil van Dijk – £180,000-per-week
Why Manchester City Missed The Target
Former Chelsea star Frank Leboeuf has suggested why Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, ended talks to sign Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Until Friday afternoon, Manchester City were in pole position to acquire the services of the Portugal international from Juventus.
Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri had announced on Friday that Cristiano Ronaldo is leaving the Italian giants.
Frank told ESPN that Ronaldo’s age and also being a Real Madrid legend, must have discouraged Guardiola from going ahead with the deal.
‘My question mark is more tactically. I’m surprised Guardiola would want a player of this age and also a former player from Real Madrid.
“But also he just signed Grealish. I think Ronaldo loves to go to the space on the left even if he can play as a striker,” he said.
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Thomas Tuchel laments that Ronaldo’s return to Man United will make life harder for us.
Manchester United star Marcus Rashford is one of the Club stars that have reacted to the news that Old Trafford side has completed a move to sign the former player Christiano Ronaldo.
On his tweeter handle, Rashford has expressed his happiness by typing just three words statement.
“wow wow he’s Home”.
Rahsford who has missed two United games of the Premier league is waiting to play alongside Ronaldo the time he will be back on the pitch.
Manchester City were the favorites but football journalist and transfer expert Fabrizio Romano says the Etihad side never contacted Juventus about the Portuguese.
He also added that Manchester United pursuit for Ronaldo never included Paul Pogba revealing he will stay at the club.
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On his side manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer earlier revealed that Ronaldo knows the Club feelings and he was not going to sign for City as many thought.
It has been revealed Ronaldo contacted his former manager Sir. Alex Ferguson before deciding to sign for his former club.
Ronaldo medical are scheduled on Sunday and we wait to see his performance on the pitch at Old Trafford once again.