MAN United’s Cristiano Ronaldo is poised for a big money summer transfer – for a number plate.
The Portuguese superstar is determined to buy CR 7 – a combination of his initials and favourite shirt number – from property tycoon Charlie Robinson.
But the Scot has vowed to keep the plate unless Ronaldo buys him a replacement worth £175,000.
Robinson, of Troon, Ayrshire, said: “That registration plate is close tomy heart and I won’t be letting it go easily.
“I bought it three or four years ago and I’ve had a few inquiries about it since then.
“I haven’t spoken to Ronaldo personally but there has been some interest.”
The 39-year-old, who also has CR 8 on his Ferrari F430, added: “It’s a part of the car now. I certainly wouldn’t be pressured into selling it.
“The only way I’d be convinced to part with it would be in a swap deal for CR 1 – that way everybody would be happy.”
CR 1 is on the market for £175,000 – making it worth £25,000 more than the Bentley Continental that CR 7 hangs on.
But Robinson figures Ronaldo, who is wanted by Real Madrid, can easily afford it – he earns £120,000 a WEEK.
His agent Jorge Mendes refused to comment but a source close to the player said: “He’s determined to get it.
“He’s obsessed with the CR 7 branding and wants it on everything he has.
“Everybody has their price and when you earn the money Ronaldo does, you can buy pretty much anything you like.”
Ronaldo opened a fashion store called CR7 in 2006 in his home town of Funchal and plans to open a club with the same name.