- Cristiano Ronaldo has explained the rationale while he turned down an offer to play in the Chinese Super League
- An unnamed Chinese club had offered the player a stunning €300 million for him to leave Real Madrid
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has explained the rationale behind his decision to have turned down a lucrative move to play in the Chinese Super League.
In December 2016, Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes said his client rejected a mega deal from a Chinese club which wanted to lure.
The 31-year-old Portuguese international claimed he is not motivated by the money the anonymous Chinese League side offered him.
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''So this is important for me, to be the No. 1, the most valued player. But this is not my motivation. My motivation is to play football, to be the best, and this is what I try to do. I'm looking to money only as a means to become comfortable and independent after I finish football.
''I am not motivated by their money because I am happy playing for Real Madrid,'' Ronaldo explained
Cristiano Ronaldo's 2016 was baptized with lots of achievements both for Real Madrid and the Portuguese national football team.