Cristiano Ronaldo took home a ‘six figure’ bonus payment just days before he told Manchester United that he wanted to leave this summer, according to reports.
The Sun insiders at the club have revealed that the superstar banked the eye-watering figure as soon as the second year of his contract kicked in last month.
His bonus was agreed as part of the deal he signed for his Old Trafford homecoming.
A . at the club has told the publication: ‘The contracts all renew at the start of July and then the news about Cristiano wanting to leave came out.’
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Ronaldo was forced to take a significant hit over his pay after departing Juventus for United, putting pen to paper on terms that reduced his salary by almost 50 per cent.
However, to compensate, United inserted a number of annual bonuses.
The superstar, pictured in the club’s new home shirt, banked a six figure figure last month
However, Ronaldo has now told chiefs at Old Trafford that he is keen to leave this summer
It has been insisted by insiders that the handsome sum is not an outright loyalty clause, with image rights and goalscorer bonuses also making up a portion of it.