TRANSFER: Ronaldo to China rumors intensify [Details]

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Cristiano Ronaldo under pressure. The Real Madrid forward slaps his hand on his forehead and grimaces.

Reports of Cristiano Ronaldo making a switch to the lucrative Chinese League have resurfaced again, mainly due to his recent poor run of games. 

It’s been barely a month since Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes came forward to clear the air of rumors of his client making a move to Asia. Although details of the proposed transfer involved 300 million euros in transfer fees and more than 100 million euros per year for the iconic number 7’s proposed salary, the Portuguese super-agent labeled the switch as impossible.

However, latest reports suggest that a move for the 31-year-old forward may actually be on the cards as the Merengues would like to recoup part of the 94 million euros fee used to sign him from Manchester United in 2009.

Ronaldo record transfer move
Cristiano Ronaldo being unveiled at the Santiago Bernabeu after sealing a then-world record transfer from Manchester United to Madrid.

Spanish news outlet Don Balon claim that Madrid’s president Florentino Perez is determined to offload the club’s all-time goalscorer before his contract expires. It seems a little bit surprising as the club’s CEO stated last year that Cristiano Ronaldo is part of the club’s long-term project. As such, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner was awarded a new and improved five-year contract worth about 365,000-a-week.

Ronaldo with his mother, Florentino Perez and Jorge Mendes,
Ronaldo renewed his contract with Real Madrid last November.

Nevertheless, Don Balon understand that Perez believes it is time to get rid of the attacker as he is almost past his prime years, while also citing his dressing room antics as a factor.
Another publication outlet Calciomercato also reported that a portion of the Bernabeu crowd would like to see the forward out of the club.

This is in retaliation to his performances in the recent games against Sevilla and Celta Vigo that resulted in back-to-back defeats for the European giants. The ex-Manchester United man’s only notable impact against Sevilla was his goal from the penalty spot after squandering a host of real goal scoring opportunities.

His lackluster display was rehashed in the mid-week Spanish Cup defeat at home to Celta. With these memories fresh in the heads of Madridistas, some believe it’s now time to cash-in on their poster-boy. The suitors? Any big-spending Chinese club. In fact, some irate fans are even wishing for a transfer in this current transfer window!

What many of these fans seem to have forgotten in this short period is the fact that the Portuguese, despite his poor start to 2017, is actually the club’s highest goalscorer with 18 goals in 22 games in all competitions.

While rumors regarding a China transfer intensify, there’s only one man who will remain unconcerned and that man is CR7 himself. One decisive performance this weekend and doubters would soon be put to shame…

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Emmanuel is a very vibrant writer from Ghana. Young but not small. Humble but full of hunger to learn and confidence to achieve greater heights in the world of online journalism. Emmanuel is passionate about the Beautiful Game with special love for English giants Manchester United and their former number 7 icon, Cristiano Ronaldo. In his leisure time, he loves writing and reading practically anything; old notes, e-books, articles... you name it! The Accra native and devoted Christian also loves drawing, swimming, watching and playing football both on the field and via FIFA video games. At times, Emmanuel loves to find himself alone at the beach and in nature.

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