To cushion the blow of being a slave to his Manchester United wage,
Portugeezer Cristiano Ronaldo has forked out £150,000 on a new car
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registration plate – ‘CR7’.
Known for his scoring pedigree both on and off the pitch, Cristiano
Ronaldo has now added another notch to his considerable record of
securing the very best things that money can buy.
Representing his initials and shirt numbers for both club and
country – the Number 7 he pulls on for Manchester United and Portugal –
‘CR7’, Ronaldo is following in the studded boot-steps of he who vacated
United’s famous Number 7 shirt, David Beckham.
Goldenballs snapped up an Aston Martin DB7 - one of the many luxury
cars he’s owned since turning professional – whilst plying his
ball-crossing trade under the gaze of the Old Trafford faithful, and
proceeded to attach a ‘DB7’ plate to make it even more exclusive.
It seems that Ronaldo is developing a ‘thing’ about aligning the
Number 7 shirt to initials, again, like the last incumbent of the top
that George Best once wore. His ‘CR7’ crest is said to be found etched
into his cupboards, sofa, various cushions, jewellery and a
‘seven’-shaped table. According to insiders, his swimming pool at his
Cheshire pad has a tiled mosaic incorporating a number 7 design.
Keen observers have also noted that an automotive pattern seems to
be forming between the set-piece sorcerer and his apprentice, with
Ronaldo reportedly putting pen to paper on a deal that will see a
£350,000 black Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe swish in and out of
United’s Carrington Moss training complex during the coming weeks.
However, sources close to the star – the subject of a tug-of-love
story between United and star-struck suitors Real Madrid played out
through the closed season – say that ‘CR7’ will adorn the front and
rear-most of his £140K silver Bentley Continental GTC convertible. For
the time being.
The £130,000 a week winger has been behind the wheel of a BMW M6,
Audi R8, Porsche 911 convertible and a Ferrari F430 thus far, and he’s
also rumoured to be hanging on in there for a Bugatti Veyron.