Cristiano Ronaldo Sells His Beautiful Hill-Side Mansion To Team-mate
Cristiano Ronaldo sold his luxurious property to his former Real Madrid teammate Pepe. According to British publications, Ronaldo took a R21 million loss in the process, after he bought the house for R65 million
Cristiano Ronaldo has shown the lengths he will go to for close friends after selling his Portuguese mansion to team-mate Pepe.
The Juventus superstar has a wealth of properties to his name but, according to the Sun, has decided to sell his hill-side retreat in his homeland to his international team-mate.
Hidden away by vast woodland and situated in Geres, the mansion – which includes a landing pad for a helicopter – was purchased for close to £3.5m seven years ago by the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
The stunning property in Geres is hidden away from mainland by the picturesque woodland
The Geres property boasts an area of around 800 square meters and includes a stunning view of the picturesque Cavado river.
And it is thought ex-Manchester United winger Ronaldo took a £1.25m hit on the hillside home in Geres – which includes a heliport – after having it built for £3.5m seven years ago.
Poor Ron has given up the equivalent of about five days’ pay to help the sale breeze through.
Spanish newspaper Correio da Manhã say the property – with spectacular views of the Canicaada reservoir – has long been Ronaldo’s preferred get-away.
But if you have to offload such an exclusive house then it might as well as be to the colleague with whom you have amassed a total of 263 Portugal caps.
Defender Pepe 36, who rejoined Porto from Besiktas in January, now has a countryside retreat just 55 miles from his home ground.
Also According to Correio da Manha, the deal between Ronaldo and Pepe was said to have been agreed while the national team were closing in on lifting the inaugural UEFA Nations League title.
Pepe, who played alongside Ronaldo at Real Madrid, is now back in his home country having joined FC Porto after leaving Turkish side Besiktas.
Ronaldo helped design the property and is reported to have taken a £1.25m hit on the sale