Talk about the rich getting richer, Cristiano Ronaldo has just landed himself a deal that would last him a lifetime.
Following signing a new 5-year contract with Real Madrid that will maintain his status as the world’s highest-paid soccer player, the footballing icon has signed a lifetime contract with Nike.
Nike confirmed this in a statement, saying:
”In 2003, a young Cristiano Ronaldo signed with Nike. In the years since, he has worn more than 60 different Nike Mercurial boots, scoring goals, breaking records, and amassing trophies along the way.’ “The successful partnership between Nike and Ronaldo will continue well into the future with a new, long-term contract.”
Ronaldo issued a video statement saying the contract is for life;
“I have a great relationship with this brand, I have great friends here in the company.” “We work as a family too” “This is my brand” This is for life.”
The 31 year old’s new deal with Nike is rumoured to total more than $1 BILLION— making him the third athlete to sign lifetime deals with the Sports Wear giants, after Michael Jordan and LeBron James.