Cristiano Ronaldo’ salary after re-signing for Manchester United this summer has been made known.
The Red Devils reached an agreement for the former Juventus superstar’s transfer and landed the Portuguese forward for an initial fee of £12.8m, which could rise to £19.4m through add-ons.
Early reports in Italy suggested that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner would earn a staggering £480,000 per week on his new United contract.
However, it has now emerged that the United legend took a £6m pay cut ahead of his imminent return to Old Trafford.
According to The Daily Mail, the 36-year-old will be on a lucrative £385,000-a-week deal and has become United’s best-paid player.
Ronaldo’s super-agent, Jorge Mendes, demanded £20m per year for his client’s wages.
The former Real Madrid superstar’s wage demands were slashed in a bid to secure Ronaldo’s move to United ahead of the transfer window closing on 31st August.
Ronaldo, whose old Juventus deal expired in 2022, was reportedly earning a whopping £500,000 per week in Turin.
The Portugal captain’s £385,000-a-week deal has catapulted him to the top of United’s highest earners ahead of David de Gea, who is on £375,000 per week at the Red Devils.