Shomporko Online News Desk: Cristiano Ronaldo sold his Manchester five-bedroom house in a move capable of killing United fans’ belief that Old Trafford would be back in the hall.
In 2006, the Juventus attacker was supposed to purchase the amazing Cheshire property for the first time in his trophy drought with Sir Alex Ferguson.
The property currently has a pool, hot tub and steam room on the market for £3.25 million, and includes a gym, a cinema and a games area.
Should Ronaldo find a buyer, he could end up losing money on the mansion, having reportedly bought it for £3.85m more than a decade ago.
This is not the first time he has tried to sell it, however. The forward is believed to have put it on the market back in 2009 when he left Old Trafford to join Spanish giants Real Madrid.
Since then, however, it has not been left unoccupied. Luke Shaw rented the property from Ronaldo after he joined from Southampton back in 2014.
According to the report, the left back paid Ronaldo £7,000 a month but now the forward wants to get rid of it for good.
The property is found in the wealthy area of Alderley Edge, where many Manchester-based footballers settle down.
Now, though, Ronaldo’s home is in Italy following his £100m move to Turin giants Juventus. Following a successful spell at Madrid, the Portugal star opted for pastures new at the age of 33.
And though the move took many by surprise, Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has revealed the summer move to Juventus was organized in January.
Mendes said through Tuttosport, the Italian publication, he’s the finest player in the history of the match, thus a lot of clubs wanted him. ‘Still, Juve deserves a lot of credit for this trade.’
‘Back in January, Cristiano informed me he wanted Bianconeri to join. I didn’t think a deal was conceivable at that point in time, but I suppose I’d been incorrect.”
Before the Juve-Real game in Turin (in April) I saw Paratici (Sporting Director Fabio) and I met Pavel (Deputy Chairman) Nedved and (André) Agnelli. I began to feel that an agreement was conceivable.”