Report: Ronaldo jealous over Messi’s superior wages

Date published: Friday 29th September 2017 9:53

Cristiano Ronaldo wants wage parity with his fellow Ballon d’Or rivals Lionel Messi and Neymar, according to reports.

Neymar joined Paris Saint-Germain in the summer and signed a bumper £22m-a-year (€25m) contract following a £200million transfer from Barcelona.

Meanwhile, Messi is set to scoop a new deal at the Catalan club that will earn him at least what the Brazilian earns at the French side.

However, Ronaldo brings home £20.2million-a-season in salary – which meant he was highest paid player in Europe in 2016 – and the Portugal international is keen to get back on a par with Neymar and Messi.

Spanish outlet Diario Gol reports that Ronaldo is unhappy that isn’t paid a wage that matches his status as the 2016 Ballon d’Or winner.

Asked about his contract on Tuesday, Ronaldo said: “You have to ask the president about that, maybe he knows that better than I do.”

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