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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Building A Retirement Home For Him And His Family, Cost Has Almost Doubled

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Cristiano Ronaldo Is Building A Retirement Home For Him And His Family, Cost Has Almost Doubled

Cristiano Ronaldo's retirement plans have taken a bit of a knock, with the luxury mansion he's building nearly doubling in price.

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Ronaldo moved back to the Premier League last summer, following a 12 year absence from England's top tier, with a lot of fanfare and excitement.

In the middle part of the season the excitement had been replaced with questions about his ability to remain at the top level, with some even calling for him to retire.

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The back end of the campaign proved just how much Manchester United need the striker, coming back from initially being dropped by Ralf Rangnick to finish with 18 goals and ending up in the PFA Team of the Year.

Erik ten Hag has backed the five time Ballon d'Or winner to carry on being important for the team next season, but he will turn 38 at the turn of next year and there's no doubt he is in the autumn of his playing career, if not the winter.

So what does he do after hanging up his boots? Well men's football's all time top goalscorer is building a huge mansion in Quinta da Marinha, on the Portuguese Riviera.

An artist's impression of Ronaldo's new gaff. Image: The Sun
An artist's impression of Ronaldo's new gaff. Image: The Sun
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Image: The Sun
Image: The Sun

Unfortunately for the star, he'd initially hoped to build his dream home for just £10 million, but costs have spiralled and it's expected to cost £17 million.

"The initial budget was around £10 million but that is now £17 million," a source told the Sun.

“He spares no effort to ensure he and his loved ones are as happy and comfortable as possible.

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"There have been some changes to the original project.

"But a lot of the price hike is to do with the increase in the cost of building materials.

"Everyone knows they’ve soared. It’s a problem that’s not just affected Portugal."

Not sure why Ronaldo's new house looks like the Avengers headquarters. Image: The Sun
Not sure why Ronaldo's new house looks like the Avengers headquarters. Image: The Sun
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Image: The Sun
Image: The Sun

Ronaldo's impact on the Premier League is set to reach beyond United in the next campaign, with the introduction of Erling Haaland at Manchester City.

The 21-year-old's father, Alf Inge Haaland, who played for City at the beginning of the century, previously explained how his son copied Ronaldo's off field habits to improve himself.

"Erling now tries to do the same things because Ronaldo is 34 and still at the top of the game, so it shows the value of doing the right things," the former City player said in 2019.

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"Erling has always been talented. You see lots of talented young players, but not all of them have the determination."

Featured Image Credit: The Sun

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Premier League

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