Cristiano Ronaldo Selling Former Manchester Mansion

Why Ronaldo is Selling His Manchester Mansion

Ronaldo, who now plays forward for Italian club Juventus, listed the five-bedroom, on Monday for £3.25 million (US$4.1 million). This is according to listing records. The home is just 15 miles away from his former playing ground at Old Trafford.

Why Ronaldo is Selling His Manchester Mansion
Cristiano Ronaldo at Manchester United | Photo Courtesy

Ronaldo left England in 2009 to join Spanish giants, Real Madrid after an impressive 2008 where he won everything available. In a world record fee at that time, the 5-time balon dÓr spent 9 seasons at the Bernabeu before moving to Juventus for a record transfer fee for the Italian club.

The former Manchester United star is set to take a £600,000 loss if it sells for that asking price. This is because he purchased the house for £3.895 million over a decade ago, according to a title document filed with the Land Registry in 2007.

Images of the house reveal Cristiano Ronaldo’s surprisingly grotesque taste in furnishings. The austere decor left in the house is almost exclusively black, including black shag and cowhide rugs, a plush charcoal-grey couch, and even sheer black curtains, according to a description by the Mansion Global website.

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Apart from that, the home has fairly traditional finishes, including light stone tile hardwood floors, and tall windows.

There’s also a slew of luxurious facilities, including a pool, a spacious white-and-black sleek kitchen (allegedly Juventus’s team colors), a steam room, a cinema room, and a gym, according to images of the house, which is listed with local real estate agency Benson Bunch in the UK.

This is the second time the Portuguese footballer is marketing his former English home. The property was first listed for sale in 2013 for £3.75 million, according to an old listing for the home.