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Cristiano Ronaldo has demanded that he receives £510,000 per a week for his contract to join Manchester City which would make him the highest paid player in the Premier League at 36 years old, according to SunSport.
Ronaldo has reportedly decided to leave Juventus after three years in Turin where he joined from Real Madrid for a fee in the region of £105 million.
During his time at Juventus, he scored 101 goals in 134 games, winning two Series A titles, one Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups.
However, there have been increasing reports in Italy that Ronaldo is unhappy at the club and has now told the staff and players about his desire to play elsewhere.
Since Manchester City were chasing Tottenham Hotspur forward Harry Kane all summer, Ronaldo had never been in their transfer plans yet the club are now in talks with Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes after recent doubts over the Portuguese superstar's future.
Juventus are prepared to get Ronaldo off the wage list however they would reportedly like to receive a fee as there is still one year remaining on Ronaldo's contract.
Juventus are demanding around £24 million for the player but City want to give all the money directly to Ronaldo which would mean that he would receive a staggering £53 million across a two year contract.
As it stands, Belgian international Kevin De Bruyne is Manchester City's highest earner on £385,000 a week after signing a new contract recently.
England internationals Raheem Steerling, John Stones and Jack Grealish are the next highest earners at the club who are on £300,000, £250,000 and £230,000 a week respectively.
In recent years, there has been a conscious effort from the Manchester City board to maintain a hierarchical wage structure within the squad and there are fears that if Ronaldo is signed up for such extortionate wages, this could cause tension within the squad.
However, talks continue to progress between Manchester City and Mendes as other clubs have not shown interest in Ronaldo.
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