Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo ‘takes an £8.5MILLION hit after being forced to slash the price of his luxury Trump Tower apartment’ following a lack of interest in the stunning, nine-bedroom New York pad
- Cristiano Ronaldo bought the New York property for £13.8million in 2015
- A petition urging him to sell it was started in 2017 and signed by nearly 14,000
- The Portugal international eventually sold the flat last November for £5.3million
- The forward had difficulty selling the pad due to the backlash to Donald Trump
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has endured some woes on the pitch recently and now the Portugal international appears to be struggling off it too.
The forward has taken an £8.5million-hit on a luxury apartment he owned in Trump Tower.
The 37-year-old bought the nine-bed flat in New York for £13.8m in 2015 but was forced to sell it for £5.3million last November, according to Spanish economic outlet Expansion.
Cristiano Ronaldo has taken an £8.5million-hit on a luxury apartment in Trump Tower
The 37-year-old bought the nine-bed flat in New York for £13.8m in 2015
But the forward was forced to sell it for a slashed price following a lack of interest
Ronaldo first put the property on the market for £6.7m in 2019 but was forced to slash the price further after failing to receive any offers.
With Donald Trump out of favour, facing backlash during his presidency, and the impact of the pandemic, Ronaldo experienced difficulties selling the flat with views of Central Park.
An online petition was launched in 2017 urging the footballer to move out of the property and was signed by nearly 14,000 supporters.
With Donald Trump out of favour, Ronaldo experienced difficulties selling the flat
An online petition was launched in 2017 urging the footballer to move out of the flat
The luxury pad has stunning views of the Manhattan skyline and Central Park
Last October, Ronaldo received a notification informing him he must demolish a tennis court and building attached to his mansion in Geres, north Portugal, by March.
Ronaldo was also reportedly forced to move out of his Manchester mansion in September 2021 due to security issues.
His security team advised him to leave the 10,000-sqaure-metre property due to a public footpath that crossed the grounds and a nearby road.
The Portuguese star was also said to be disturbed by the bleating of some sheep, which interrupted his rest.