English Premiership

Conte: Big-money offer for Ronaldo 'not right'

2016-12-31 16:27
Cristiano Ronaldo (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has expressed his dismay at the news that a Chinese Super League club made an offer of £257 million for Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo.

According to Ronaldo's representative, super-agent Jorge Mendes, the Portugal international was offered a deal worth a staggering £86 million a year.

However, Mendes was also quick to point out that Ronaldo had no interest in the move, despite the astronomical sums of money on offer in China.

Having recently sanctioned midfielder Oscar's £52m move to Shanghai SIPG, Conte was asked for his thoughts on Carlos Tevez following suit, as well as the big-money offer for Ronaldo.

"I think it's an incredible story," Conte told reporters. "We are talking about a lot, lot, lot of money.

"I don't want to trust in this. I don't want to believe in this, because, I think, we are talking about an amount of money which is not right."

He continued: "I saw the last contract, the last contract with Carlos Tevez.

"I think we are talking about a lot of money. This type of offer is incredible, and it's very difficult for the players to say 'no'.

"But I must be honest, I think it's not right. You must have respect for the money. I don't agree with this situation."


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