Portuguese & Real Madrid player Cristiano Ronaldo is the richest Football player on the planet. his estimated personal wealth is 210,000,000 €, mostly thanks to juicy publicity contracts with Toyota, Herbalife, Armani, KFC, Emirates, Banco Espiritu Santo & Samsung, apart from his long relationship with Nike. However, there is more, cash-flows from fashion, leisure (nightclub-"Seven") & real estate investments, along with his mega-salary & merchandising; & I am sure I am leaving stuff out. 

Richest Football player on the planet

FC Barcelona Argentine star Lionel Messi is in a close 2º nd position with a cool 200M€. Another FC Barcelona player is up there in 3ºrd position, Neymar, a pure money making machine who is still young & will generate more in coming years.

First Spanish-born in the list is Raul, ex-Real Madrid, currently with the New York Cosmos with 85M€.

Full list of Top 20 Richest Football Players:

1. Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid) 210 M€
2. Lionel Messi (Barcelona) 200
3. Neymar (Barcelona) 135
4. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) 105
5. Wayne Rooney (Manchester United) 103
6. Kaka (Orlando City) 96
7. Samuel Eto’o (Sampdoria) 87
8. Raul (New York Cosmos) 85
9. Ronaldinho (Queretaro) 83
10. Frank Lampard (Manchester City) 80
11. Bastian Schweinsteiger (Bayern) 75
12. Rio Ferdinand (QPR) 72
13. Gigi Buffon (Juventus) 68
14. Steven Gerrard (Liverpool) 64
15. Yaya Toure (Manchester City) 62
16. Franck Ribery (Bayern) 61
17. Francesco Totti (Roma) 60
18. Gerard Piqué (Barcelona) 58
19. Sergio Aguero (Manchester City) 58
20. John Terry (Chelsea) 56


It is fairly unanimous, current Manchester United Spanish International goalkeeper David De Gea is destined to be the substitute of Iker Casillas at Real Madrid & the Spanish National Team. The speculation is constant & if the river sounds...

Real Madrid target 2015

The representative of David De Gea is none other than Portuguese Jorge Mendes, which has an ace up his sleeve. His player ends contract in 2016, thus if De Gea does not renew with United he can leave free in 2016 to the Club that he desires. Obviously this goes against the interest of his current Club which would be wise to get the money, big money. 

Manchester United has offered David De Gea a new extended contract with a nice pay rise. However, De Gea, through Mendes, has yet to agree & this turns the red lights on at "Old Trafford". The Jorge Mendes PR Machine is already running "exaggerating" a bad relationship between his client & his Coach Van Gaal. Here is a clear "pressure lever" in action which is a distortion to the reality, but all is fair in love & war.

Real Madrid wants De Gea, he is the chosen one. Current goalie at Real Madrid Iker Casillas has his days counted, it is speculated that he will leave at the end of his season, or at worst the end of the next. And David De Gea will be waiting to arrive at the end of this season or the next.

Stay tuned, as with everything connected with Football, there will be new twists & turns.


This news piece from Italian media, concretely "TuttoSport" is interesting. According to the cited news source, Spanish Football club Sevilla FC is thinking in Spanish & Juventus FC forward Fernando Llorente as a substitute for Carlos Bacca.

Sevilla FC target 2015

The big European Clubs are knocking on the door of Sevilla FC asking about Bacca & expressing their interest in acquiring the services of the Colombian. Sevilla FC may well take advantage of the players "popularity" & sell to fill their bank account. 

Fernando Llorente is seen as an attractive substitution for Bacca by the Sevilla Technical Team. Juventus will renew their confidence with Morata & Tevez, while PSG forward Cavani is apparently their Nº 1 signing objective for next season, leaving Llorente on a second level. The transfer price for Llorente could be around the 16-18M€ mark.

Sevilla FC will have competition if all this is true, Atletico Madrid, Tottenham & Liverpool FC are also close by checking the availability & willingness of the forward for a move. 

Stay tuned!


News out of France lets us in on a possible interest from Atletico de Madrid for Paris St Germain Uruguayan forward Cavani. The French source "L'Equipe" goes further & writes that the signing of Cavani is a prerequisite of current Atletico Coach Simeone for him to renew his contract with the Club.  


The French source also writes that it was fellow Uruguayan National Team collegue & Atletico defender Godin who made contact to sound out personally Cavani. The feedback seems to have been positive to which the Spanish Club has began the long process of contacts with PSG & player.

Initially, Cavani has some signing obstacles for Atletico Madrid:
  • Salary of around 10M€ per season,
  • Transfer price which could be around 60M€.
To reach these figures the Spanish Club could consider selling Mandzukic, Arda &/or Koke. These last statements are purely speculative as we are talking about key players.  

Stay tuned, lets see if this develops any further in coming months.


A while back it was mentioned here that the big Spanish Football Clubs were following Porto 23 year old Brazilian right back Danilo . Today we jump from speculation & into the news published by Spanish Sports paper "AS" that Real Madrid has "pole position" after the player expressed his willingness to make the jump over to La Liga.

Real Madrid 2015

This affirmation by the player has apparently lead Porto to put a starting price of around 30M€ for a possible transfer. The player will also do his part by not renewing his contract at Porto thus making his sale an incentive for the Portuguese Club.

Staying at Porto, Real Madrid on loan player Casemiro is having a wonderful season & it is commented that Real Madrid may call the midfielder back for next season. However, the Portuguese Club wants the loan of Casimero extended another season.

Will this desire by Porto be used by Real Madrid in their negotiations for Danilo? Stay tuned!

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