Cristiano Ronaldo has shocked the internet by buying super-agent Jorge Mendes a Greek island as his wedding gift, according to incredible reports.
Rumours during the course of the weekend suggested that the Real Madrid superstar had parted ways with a hefty amount of cash in order to give his agent a present he felt he deserved, and they’ve since been picked up and carried by respected Portuguese paper Record.
It’s believed Ronaldo, who was Mendes' best man, took advantage of the fact that Greece are selling small islands to rid themselves of some of their crippling debt, paying anywhere between €3million to €50m for the gift.
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The wedding itself was attended by some 400 guests, though it’s safe to say not one of them provided an offering that comes close to matching that of Mendes’ most lucrative client.
The Real star’s club and international teammates Pepe and Fabio Coentrao were also there to watch the ceremony, as well as a host of other sporting figures who know Mendes thanks to his career as a famous football agent.
The notorious Mendes
Indeed when it comes to representing players there’s few more notable than the groom in question, with Mendes having engineered some of the biggest football transfers to date, including that of Ronaldo to Real back in 2009 and James Rodriguez to the same club last summer.
It could be that Ronaldo is looking to pay Mendes back for brokering the deal that allowed him to become an international star - he organised Ronaldo’s transfer to Manchester United from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
That said the Portuguese forward has plenty of cash at his disposal having become arguably the most recognisable face on planet earth through his exploits in football.
Not only does Ronaldo take home a mammoth weekly wage at the Santiago Bernabeu, but he’s also heavily sponsored and endorsed, ensuring that he continues to make millions whilst at the top of his game.
For how long things will stay like that remains to be seen. Ronaldo is 30 now, and before too long he’ll be looking for ventures to go into after his playing career comes to a halt. Football management might well be for him, but it’s unlikely he’ll be buying plenty more islands if that’s the case.
Football fans, do believe the story? What do you think Ronaldo will do once his legendary boots are hung up? Let us know in the comments box below.
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