Cristiano Ronaldo Shirts Made £32.5 Million In Sales In Just 12 Hours
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Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt sales at Manchester United have already seen him become the most popular shirt seller in the Premier League this summer.
Ronaldo's move back to United, 12 years after leaving the club for Real Madrid, was only officially confirmed on Transfer Deadline Day on Tuesday.
It then took another couple of days before the 36-year-old was confirmed as the team's new number seven, with Edinson Cavani moving to 21, the shirt worn by Daniel James before he left the club for Leeds United.
On Friday there were queues outside Old Trafford as fans flocked to the ground in order to be amongst the first to have this season's kit with Ronaldo's name on the back.
🔴 Manchester United fans queuing outside Old Trafford to get their hands on their new Cristiano Ronaldo number 7 shirts! pic.twitter.com/Vr3AOStakC— Football Daily (@footballdaily) September 3, 2021
It seems that those outside United's stadium weren't the only ones buying up shirts on Friday, and early on Saturday, with the five time Ballon d'Or winner selling a huge number of merchandise already.
According to LoveTheSales.com, Ronaldo has shifted £32.5 million worth of replica kits in just the 12 hours since his number seven shirt went on sale.
Those figures make it the fastest selling shirt in Premier League history, according to the site, with claims that at the current rate United would make their money back from the transfer by the end of the weekend, though that seems highly unlikely.
Their stats also claim that Ronaldo has sold more shirts than anyone else in the Premier League this summer, coming ahead of Manchester City's summer signing Jack Grealish.
It's not just shirts that are selling like hot cakes now that Ronaldo's made his move back to Manchester from Juventus, with his first game back unsurprisingly popular.
CR7 is likely to make his reappearance against Newcastle United next Saturday and tickets are selling on resale sites for as much as £2500.
What has undoubtedly helped make the prices more expensive is the fact fans in England can't watch the game on television, until Sky Sports show extended highlights at 5.15pm.
The game kicks off at 3pm and there is still a television blackout for football on television in the country, but fans abroad will be able to watch the game.
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