Man Utd target Ronaldo demands DOUBLE Bale wages to stay with Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo is prepared to stay with Real Madrid - even if they sign Tottenham star Gareth Bale. The Mail on Sunday says Ronaldo is leaning towards signing a long-term deal at Real Madrid, provided that he is given assurances about his No 1 status at the club with the impending world-record arrival of Bale.
Ronaldo wants to remain in Spain, despite being linked with moves to Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain, but he is insisting on being paid double Bale's salary to underline his place as the club's main galactico.
He will also expect the club to campaign more vigorously for him in future World Player of the Year awards and he also wants a cut of commercial opportunities he is opening up in Asia and America.
Ronaldo earns around £160,000 a week - the same 'starter' wage that Bale will be on - but the former United forward thinks he deserves about £320,000 a week given his achievements in the Spanish capital.