Cristiano Ronaldo beats Lionel Messi again - See details here
Cristiano Ronaldo would once again don the Manchester United shirt again. Ever since he re-signed for the club a couple of weeks back, he has surpassed Lionel Messi even without playing a game. Here's how.
Portuguese sensation Cristiano Ronaldo has created immense hype following his return to English giant Manchester United. On Saturday, he would be making his second debut at Old Trafford against Newcastle United in the English Premier League 2021-22 clash.
A couple of weeks back, he had secured his move back to the club from Juventus for £27 million, while he signed a two-year contract, with an option to extend a year further. Since then, he has already broken a record.
Ronaldo would be donning his iconic number seven shirt. Although Edinson Cavani was wearing it until now, he has agreed to swap the number, while the EPL, too, has made a special provision for United to change the players' number mid-season.
Since then, United has put Ronaldo's replica shirt on sale and has earned £13.1 million through it, which happens to be more than the initial £12.9 million paid to Juventus for the transfer. Meanwhile, LoveTheSales analyses that United has earned £187 million from the shirt sales, as most of the revenue has gone to manufacturer Adidas.
United's earnings happen to be way more than what Lionel Messi did upon moving to French giant Paris Saint-Germain from Barcelona last month. PSG has reportedly earned just £7.3 million from the shirt sale of Messi, while the overall profit happens to be £103.8 million.
Ronaldo's shirt sales figures as expected to shoot up on Saturday, ahead of the Newcastle game at Old Trafford. With a jam-packed crowd anticipated at the venue, fans are presumed to be rushing to the store at the venue itself to grab Ronnie's shirt, thereby escalating the earnings even further.
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