Real Madrid’s Portuguese superstar has reportedly told his bosses at the Santiago Bernabeu to pay him as much as his arch-rival, Lionel Messi earns at Barcelona or he will leave.
According to reports from Europe, the 32-year-old talisman is demanding a whopping £17m pay rise that will increase his earnings at the La Liga and UEFA Champions League reigning champions to £35.5m.
Reports claimed Ronaldo is frustrated by Real president Florentino Perez refusal to offer him an improved contract after he was promised one when he helped Real to a La Liga and Champions League double last season.
Ronaldo signed a five-year deal in November 2016 that will see him stay at the club till 2021.
He has been linked with a return to Manchester United.