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Report: Ronaldo Wants To Earn €1 More Than Messi

Report: Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo Wants To Earn €1 More Than FC Barcelona's Lionel Messi

By David Kappel - Mar 23, 2018 08:03 PM @kappilinho

Real Madrid are believed to be prepared to make superstar Cristiano Ronaldo the world's third highest paid player, but the Portuguese reportedly wants to earn €1 more than record earner Lionel Messi.

Click through the mini-gallery above to see Real's five highest earners, and their reported weekly wages.

The bosses of the Spanish giants are impressed by Ronaldo's massive improvement in form that has seen him score 21 goals in just 13 appearances, making him the top goalscorer in 2018 so far.

Ronaldo, who struggled at the beginning of the season, has wanted a new contract at the Santiago Bernabeu for a while now, after both Lionel Messi and Neymar overtook him in the salary stakes last year.

According to Marca, the Argentine now reportedly earns €46 million (R670 million) a year, while Neymar is believed to pocket €36 million (R524 million) annually since his world record move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Ronaldo, meanwhile, is currently earning €21 million (R306 million) yearly, but the club are reportedly prepared to increase his annual salary to €30 million (R437 million). That would make him the third highest paid player in the world, but according to Mundo Deportivo, the 33-year-old wants even more.

The Spanish publication believes Ronaldo wants to earn €1 (R14.56) more than Messi because, in his mind, as the current Ballon d'Or holder and FIFA's The Best Men's Player, he deserves to be the highest paid player in the world.

As a consequence, the Portugal captain reportedly wants special bonuses rewarding his individual titles, goals and records to be included in his new contract.

Read: Ronaldo Extends LaLiga Record Over Messi

Overall, the Portuguese has scored 37 goals and assisted another six strikes in 35 appearances for Los Blancos so far this season.

Do you think Ronaldo deserves to earn more than Messi? Have your say in the comments section below.


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JOMMAK Joined: 25 Aug 2017
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JOMMAK Mar 24, 2018 11:50 AM
Penald'or's obsession with the GOAT is getting out of hand...when will he accept he'll never match up to Messi no matter what he does or he doesn't do?
clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Mar 24, 2018 09:02 AM
Even if they pay him 1 Million $ more than King Messi, he can not take away the talent of the King
ThiezoDe Joined: 29 Nov 2017
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ThiezoDe Mar 24, 2018 06:34 AM
Dude is old & selfish. You cant expect your salary to increase by that much? Well Messi is letting his job do the talking
vijjox Joined: 20 May 2015
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vijjox Mar 24, 2018 04:13 AM
@Munangwangwa real wanted uefa when they bought the player and he did that three times in four years,so where have you been? Or which silverware are you talking about maybe we are lost
Mochini Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Mochini Mar 24, 2018 01:29 AM
This is hilarious, Mr. Perez, please make it happen.
5ab1af1c79623 Joined: 16 Dec 2015
No badges available Mar 24, 2018 12:29 AM
So clearly this guy does'nt like Messi but to pretend and undermining people that is why he is jelous of Bale and Benzema when he cant score, he wants to score alone, keep on admiring himself,act as the boss in that Madrid,does'nt want to be substituted and now controls the wages because he compares himself to Messi whereas Messi does'nt compare himself to anyone and does'nt give a damn about Ronaldo. This make sense when Messi said he is not selfish clearly Messi did read This guy that he is jelous and his son favours Messi over dady ronaldo now he thinks its an embarasment sis
Nick#10 Joined: 08 Dec 2016
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Nick#10 Mar 23, 2018 11:56 PM
Shame mabye it's a lie surely he can't obsess on Messi's salary as well
Voltaire Joined: 23 May 2017
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Voltaire Mar 23, 2018 10:42 PM
Eish mara this guy!!
connaissance09 Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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connaissance09 Mar 23, 2018 10:37 PM
@Master25 lol
Master25 Joined: 26 Nov 2014
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Master25 Mar 23, 2018 10:04 PM
The preisdent and the board have employed him to deliver silver wear to the Bernebeu and he's not doing that this season, instead he's telling them about his personal accorlades which they didn't hire him for.
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Munangwangwa Mar 23, 2018 10:01 PM
He deserves every cent he's demanding.. the king
Theemba M Joined: 05 Jan 2018
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Theemba M Mar 23, 2018 09:44 PM
As the current Ballon d'or holder and best player,he deserve to earn more and it is his last contract in Madrid
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Master25 Mar 23, 2018 08:11 PM

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