Cristiano Ronaldo ‘willing to sell Trump Tower flat at $10million loss after he was slammed for links to ex-president’

SOCCER star Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly willing to sell his Trump Tower apartment at a $10million loss after he was slammed by fans for his links to the ex-President.

The 36-year-old originally purchased the home in 2015 when it had a hefty price tag of $18.5million – but he is prepared to get rid of it for less than half of what he bought it for.

It comes after the Juventus ace was urged by fans to get rid of the 2,510-square-foot pad in defiance of Donald Trump.

A petition was launched by "disappointed" supporters who believed "high-profile celebrities like Ronaldo have a duty to take a stand."

Ronaldo first put it on the market in 2019 for $9million, but with a lack of offers and a global pandemic ravaging the property market, he has been forced to drop the price even further.

The three-bedroom, 3.5 bathroom abode at 721 Fifth Avenue – previously regarded as prime real estate – is now listed at just $7.75million, the New York Post reports.

According to property records, Ronaldo listed the home on May 19 and is willing to take a $10.75million loss on his bachelor pad that was inspired the home of Christian Grey in the 50 shades films.

But it shouldn't make much of a hole in his bank account, as last year he became the first active team-sport athlete to exceed $1 billion in career earnings, Forbes wrote.

The five-time FIFA player of the year earns an average of $64million a year on his contract with his Italian club, which expires in 2022.

Boasting panoramic views of Central Park and the world-famous skyline in the city, the abode is kitted out with 18th-century parquet de Versaille floors and burnished koa wood paneling.

The master bedroom has a swanky en suite marble math, a separate shower and an expansive dressing room.

Residents also enjoy perks including a private entrance, a fitness room, a 24-hour concierge with security, and a private restaurant. 

But it is not the first time the stunning apartment has landed him in hot water – in 2016, he was at the centre of a legal war amid claims he bought a
penthouse at the top of Trump Towers for his Moroccan kickboxer friend.

Ronaldo claimed an Italian property firm had been wrongly linking
his name to deals that included the New York pad and a hotel in Monaco.

Proto Enterprises lodged a £7.8million defamation case against the
Real Madrid star, insisting he splashed out on the luxury Fifth Avenue
apartment as a gift for his close friend Badr Hari.

Proto, who was a business partner of Republican ex-President Trump said at the time, "Sorry if the secret of Ronaldo became public, but US laws are very strict and we have only done our job.

"The complaint against Ronaldo, for his words against our society, has already been made and presented."

Ronaldo is not the only homeowner in Trump Tower to take a financial hit, as a number of sellers were forced to drastically reduce their asking prices during the Trump administration.

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