Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be planning a £7 million villa for his family on the ‘Portuguese Riviera’ after he retires.
The Manchester United striker, 36, has purchased a vast block of land in Quinta da Marinha, Cascais, on Portugal’s west coast, which is known as the ‘Portuguese Riviera’ due to its renowned and pricey reputation.
According to rumours, when Ronaldo retires from football, he intends to settle down there with his family.
In 2020, the Red Devils star paid £6.5 million for a state-of-the-art 3,100-square-foot home in Avenida da Liberdade with a gym and an indoor swimming pool, making it the most expensive property ever sold in Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city.
That will be a half-hour drive from his new home in Cascais, where construction on Ronaldo’s mansion has recently begun.
According to newspaper Correio da Manha, it will be an investment and part of Ronaldo’s property empire, while magazine TV 7 Dias claims he would use it as a family home.
‘The area was recently gated off and it was purchased by Ronaldo,’ stated a ‘potential neighbor’ to the magazine.
‘When he ends his career, he’ll be moving here with his family.’ Everyone in the neighborhood is aware of it, and we’re delighted. Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo, Ronaldo,
The former Sporting Lisbon, Real Madrid, and Juventus player also owns a seven-story residential complex in Funchal, Madeira, which he bought two years ago for his mother Dolores, 66, and brother Hugo.
From his time at Juventus, Ronaldo owns a luxury villa in Turin, Italy, as well as a £4.8 million mansion on a gated fortress estate called La Finca near Madrid, which he shares with his partner Georgina Rodriguez and their four children.
The 36-year-old is approaching the age when most footballers retire, but doctors told him when he signed with United that he had the body of a 26-year-old, suggesting he could play at the highest level for several more years.