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‘Make it happen or we break up’: Cristiano Ronaldo’s ‘ultimatum’ to his agent Jorge Mendes before their split


Cristiano Ronaldo surprisingly parted ways with his former agent and friend Jorge Mendes last year. Ronaldo once labelled Mendes “the best football agent in the world”.

According to Spanish outlet El Mundo, Ronaldo demanded that Mendes secure him a move to either Chelsea or Bayern Munich last summer. It was a tall order for the super agent and he ultimately failed his super client.

However, Mendes’ failure wasn’t for lack of trying. It was the club that turned down the chance to sign Ronaldo from Manchester United. Chelsea’s new owners opted to sign younger players while Bayern CEO Kahn told reporters that Ronaldo just didn’t fit their philosophy.

A frustrated Ronaldo gave a bombshell interview to British reporter Piers Morgan and that ultimately spelt the end of his relationship with both Manchester United and Mendes.

The 37-year-old eventually landed a mouth-watering $200m-per-year-deal with Saudi Arabia outfit Al Nassr after enduring a disappointing World Cup.

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