Real Madrid are set to offer Cristiano Ronaldo a new contract, which will see him earn close to what Lionel Messi of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain’s Neymar take home.
Sky Sports Spanish football expert, Guillem Balague, writing in his Monday column, says Real have had a change of heart about selling Ronaldo, because of his recent form.
“It looks like Florentino Perez is closer to giving Cristiano Ronaldo a bit of what he wants, which is more money, to be equal to the wages of Neymar and [Lionel] Messi.
“He won’t get exactly that, but he’ll get close to it. So Ronaldo’s threats to leave and suggestions that he wasn’t happy were just messages to get a better contract. Nobody out there is willing to pay the money he would cost in a transfer, or what he wants for wages.
“But because he has shown again in phases that he can be the player that helps Real win titles, the club have to get close to the 35m euros he wants per season, which will be around 30m euros. Real will not negotiate that too much,” Balague wrote.