CR7 wakes up unemployed and receives the record offer from the amateur league club
Cristiano Ronaldo has received his first offer since becoming unemployed with 14th-tier AFC Crewe offering the five-time Ballon d’Or winner a club-record £35-a-week.
Manchester United and Ronaldo, 37, parted ways mid-season following the player’s explosive interview with SunSport columnist and TalkTV presenter Piers Morgan.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner accused Man Utd of betrayal and criticized the club’s lack of investment in infrastructure. Key United figures such as manager Erik ten Hag have come under fire, with Ronaldo admitting he has no respect for the Dutchman.
And former team-mates Gary Neville and Wayne Rooney were also criticized by CR7 for their attacks. Ronaldo got his wish for a move away from Old Trafford, albeit months late, after attacking the club.
And amateur league side AFC Crewe have jumped at the chance to try and sign the legendary striker for a club-record £35-a-week fee – a significant cut from the £500,000-a-week contract the Portuguese was on at United.
The club wrote on Twitter: “We can confirm that the club have made a formal approach to sign Cristiano Ronaldo on a one-year deal. Should Cristiano accept the offer, he would become AFC Crewe’s highest paid player. getting £35 a week”.
Ronaldo’s future will most likely be decided only after the World Cup, where he is captain of Portugal. The Euro 2016 winners will compete in Group H alongside Ghana, Uruguay and South Korea. Portugal will play Ghana in their group opener on Thursday.