Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

By Okeowo Oladapo

A Chinese club made a bid in excess of £200m for Cristiano Ronaldo.

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This was made known yesterday by his agent, Jorge Mendes. He said the club also offered to pay a salary worth £85m annually if Ronaldo puts pen to paper.

Jorge Mendes confirmed to Sky Sports Italia in an interview released on Thursday night that the unnamed club were willing to pay Real Madrid a transfer fee of €300 million.

“From China, they’ve offered €300m to Real Madrid and more than €100m per year to the player,” Mendes said.

“But money is not everything; the Spanish club is his life.”

“The Chinese market is a new market,” Mendes said. “They can buy a lot of players, but then again it is impossible to go for Ronaldo.

“Cristiano is the best player in the world and best ever. It is normal to have some offers.

“He won the European Championship with Portugal. It’s like winning the Italian league with Genoa — they were not the favourite.”