LONDON: Spanish football giants Real Madrid are ready to stun the football world by putting star striker Cristiano Ronaldo up for sale for a staggering 150-million-pounds.
The Daily Mail reports that news of the possible transfer has emerged after Ronaldo had a training ground row with Madrid manager Jose Mourinho.
Club president Florentino Perez is reluctantly willing to listen to offers.
Madrid paid a world-record fee of 80 million pounds to Manchester United in 2009 and Perez has said he would want to make a significant profit to appease the supporters for the sale of their best player.
Ronaldo, after all, was seen as Madrid’s answer to the dominance of Barcelona.
While there would be numerous suitors for his signature, even top clubs will balk at the astronomical fee and the player’s wages.
At Madrid he commands a salary of 20m euros a year, leaving him with 12m euros net – more than 200,000 pounds a week.
The two Portuguese are said to have clashed over tactics used in the Champions League semifinal. (ANI)