Cristiano Ronaldo is certainly in the autumn of his football career. All through the season, experts raised the point about his diminishing return for Manchester United. While his record of 18 goals for Man United this season is commendable, the team suffered on many occasions due to his reluctance in doing the defensive duties.
Moreover, with Erik ten Haag set to join the United as a new manager, rumours had it that Ronaldo will be pushed to the sideline, since his style doesn’t suit the new manager.
Now at 38, the call for retirement has started gaining traction. Given his reputation, it’s highly unlikely to see him playing for some mid-table clubs. Ronaldo has already started building a lavish penthouse in his native country to settle there after retirement. Ronaldo has received a green light to renovate the terrace of his uber-expensive home in Lisbon. He had to remove the canopy a couple of years ago because it was illegal, but now he has got the proper license.
The initial budget for this project, situated in Quinta da Marinha, was estimated at around €12 million euros. However, the disruption caused by the Ukraine-Russia war has shot up the cost to €21 million, as reported by the Spanish website LOOK.
The house will also have an impenetrable bunker, a doomsday architecture that has become so common for the billionaire. Sprawling 3,000 square meters, the lavish villa houses a tennis court, state of art gymnasium, a spacious garage, and two swimming pools.
Ronaldo is the supervisor of this project, while his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez is tasked to look after the interior design. Rodriguez has hired her best friend and renowned architect, Paula Britto, who is also on the payroll, for the decoration. Britto has chosen the finest Italian Marble, solid gold taps, and exclusive Louis Vuitton murals for Ronaldo’s dream project. The construction is set to be completed by 2023.
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