Winger may be able to force a move after waiting for new Madrid contract
San Francisco, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/31/2012 -- Just as he did with Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo is prepared to utilize his leverage to get himself out of Real Madrid after waiting 11 months for a new deal.
It is ironic how Ronaldo has come full circle as Sir Alex Ferguson seemingly wants the prodigal son back in the Trafford fold.
Ronaldo's £810 million get-out clause seemingly gives Madrid the upper hand, but a closer look shows that it may not be the case.
When summer comes, Ronaldo will have two years remaining on his current contract. If he chooses to snub a new deal, Madrid will have to accept a much lower fee, regardless of the get-out clause.
Back in 2009, United lost their attempt to retain Ronaldo, who forced a move for a £80 million fee. It appears that now, the shoe is firmly on the other food.
If nothing else, it must be pure amusement for Alex Ferguson to watch it unfold, as a frustrated Ronaldo watched Lionel Messi nab a six-year deal with Barcelona that is worth over £100 million.
The winger was promised a contract in January by Real president Florentino Perez, but it appears that Madrid are still playing catch-up, claiming Ronaldo would be getting on a £25 million per-year offer for £25 a season.
As lucrative as the offer is, it may be too late, as Ronaldo has told former United teammates he wishes to return. Madrid officials have already discussed a transfer fee they would accept, noting the number somewhere around £122 million.
Real would bank nearly £272 million if the £150 million in Ronaldo wages is included.
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