The price of the release clause in Cristiano Ronaldo's Real Madrid contract is insane
We don't think he will be leaving the Bernabeau for a while.
Thanks to Manchester United's recent spending bonanza, and a certain banner behind a plane, talk of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford has been doing the rounds a lot of late.
However, if the latest statement from Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes is to be believed, the Portuguese superstar is going nowhere.
He told Spanish paper AS over the weekend: “I no longer get calls from anyone asking about Cristiano. It’s not worth them calling to ask for it. The price is that stated in his release clause – €1bn [£785m].”
Incredibly, that isn't the maddest thing in the interview, as the Guardian points out that Mendes went on to say that Ronaldo will continue to improve as a player until he is 40 (he's 29 now) and that he is the greatest athlete of all time.
That's big talk Jorge, big talk...