The Portuguese international Cristiano Ronaldo has already closed his career in Europe. Now, according to reports, he has decided to sell his lavish Manchester estate, the city that has seen numerous memorable achievements in his illustrious career. Ronaldo has set a price of almost £5.5 million (approximately Rs 55.7 crore) for the mansion, which is located in the Alderley Edge region, a leafy Cheshire village on the outskirts of Manchester. The property has been built on 23 acres of land and practically has everything from an indoor pool to a giant personal movie theater. Referring to the striking interior décor, real estate agent Jackson Stops, who has been entrusted with the responsibility of selling the mansion, called it “a masterpiece of modern design”.
Ronaldo changed his base to Saudi Arabia in January this year after terminating his contract with Manchester United by mutual consent. His relationship with the Red Devils soured after the five-time Ballon d’Or winner, during a television interview with Piers Morgan, claimed he was betrayed by manager Erik Ten Hag and other United officials.
Returning from the World Cup in Qatar, Ronaldo joined Al Nassr, accepting a lucrative offer worth around €200 million. He has signed a two and a half year contract and will play in the Saudi Pro League until 2025. Following the deal, Ronaldo became the highest paid footballer in the world.
Looking at his new life in Saudi Arabia, Ronaldo, with his girlfriend Georgina Rodrigues and six children, has settled in the Gulf nation. According to Tatler, the family currently resides at the Four Seasons in the Saudi capital of Riyadh. They have rented 17 suits in the two-story “Kingdom Suite”, which features a series of luxurious facilities with a stunning view of the city.
The property reportedly includes a huge living room, a private cinema room and luxurious bathrooms, they have rented out 17 suites. His monthly cost of living is estimated to be around £250,000 ($310,000).
Ronaldo is looking to get used to his new journey in the Saudi Pro League. The Al Nassr captain has already scored five goals and registered two assists during his 5 appearances. For his next league assignment, Ronaldo will take the field against Damac on Saturday at the Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Stadium.
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