Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo risks a £25 million hit, if he moves to Real Madrid.
Cristiano Ronaldo risks missing out on a £25million windfall from sponsor Nike, if he moves to Real Madrid this summer.
United, are working on a complicated deal with the club’s kit manufacturer Nike for a ‘CR7’ range in an attempt to appease the winger.
Ronaldinho is the only football player with a similar deal from Nike, he leads the 10R collection, with a new Tiempo Ronaldinho DOIS football boots due to launch later this year.
United’s non-exec director Bryan Glazer, who was closely involved with the deal for shirt sponsor AIG, is in negotiations with Nike over a contract that could be worth another £100,000 a week to the Portugal winker.
The contract is expected to run concurrently with his existing £120,000-a-week package at Old Trafford and will effectively top the £200,000 a week on offer at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo, who has changed his signature simply to ‘CR7’, can market football boots, T-shirts and training apparel around the world to capitalise on his growing popularity.
Nike are keen to exploit his name, but are reluctant to launch the range if he moves to ‘an adidas sponsored club’ such as Real.