EPL: Ronaldo to take 30% pay-cut to leave Man United for new club

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is willing to take a 30 percent pay cut to leave the club this summer transfer window.

According to respected journalist Ben Jacobs, that is what Jorge Mendes, Ronaldo’s representative, is telling the top clubs potentially interested in signing the Portugal captain this summer.

Jacobs disclosed this in a series of tweets via his Twitter handle on Thursday.

Ronaldo is keen to leave Man United this summer after their failure to qualify for the UEFA Champions League.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has been linked with a move to Chelsea, Atletico Madrid, among other top European clubs.

“Jorge Mendes is making it clear to clubs put off by his wages that Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to take a significant pay cut, potentially as high as 30%. Ronaldo remains interested in an Atleti move. But club continue to distance themselves, as previously reported,” Jacob tweeted.

“Mendes even offered Ronaldo to Barcelona prior to them signing Robert Lewandowski.

“Sources close to Ronaldo say he’s keen to not only play #UCL but join a club where he feels the burden of output isn’t solely on him. He wants support, which he believes is key to maintaining his peak. This is particularly important in a World Cup year with added games mid-season.”

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