By demanding at the end of December to be the highest paid player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo would have increased tensions between him and Florentino Perez, the president of Real Madrid.
This is not the first time that rumors relay the desires to leave Cristiano Ronaldo. But this time, it seems serious.
The winger of Real Madrid would indeed hardly accept to receive « only » 21 million euros per season when Neymar (PSG) and Lionel Messi (FC Barcelona) briskly exceed € 30 million.
The recent revelations concerning the gains perceived by the Catalan number 10 have only made the situation worse. And according to L’Équipe, CR7 would have made its President Florentino Pérez understand at the end of December that his request had to be examined quickly: « If I am the best in the world and if I have just won five titles in one year, I must also be the highest paid footballer on the planet. »
The « blackmail » of Cristiano Ronaldo in Pérez
If he was not opposed in principle to an increase in his star, the president merengue would have taken this statement as a form of blackmail. And it would be a duty to set the agenda for a possible extension. The status quo is therefore appropriate and the tension only increases between the two men …