Why Did Cristiano Ronaldo Sell His £60,000 Porsche For Half The Price
Renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, who currently plays for Saudi Arabia's Al-Nassr, has sold his £60,000 Porsche convertible for half the price.
According to Rod Thornley, a former Manchester team masseur, Ronaldo did this so he could get the phone number of Pussycat Dolls singer Kimberly Wyatt.
The 38-year-old footballer was desperate to get in touch with the performer after watching her on the X Factor during his first stint at Old Trafford, reports The Sun.
He promised Rod Thornley, the team's masseur, that if he could get Kimberly Wyatt's number, he would sell him his £60,000 car at half price at the end of the season.
Initially, Ronaldo allegedly asked for the phone number of Dannii Minogue, Kylie Minogue's sister. The two have met but they didn't stay together.
Then, the eyes of the footballer, who was playing for Real Madrid at the time, fell on the famous Kimberly Wyatt of the Pussycat Dolls during an X Factor show, so he asked Thornley to use his "magic" a second time.
The Reason Why Ronaldo Sold His Luxury Car For Half The Price
"It was March or April and he was going to go to Real Madrid, we all knew he was going to transfer at the end of the season. After he told me to find his number, I asked him what I was earning, it wasn't the first time I had helped him. Ronaldo said: 'Do you like my car? I'll sell it to you for half price when I go to Real Madrid,'" Rod Thornley remembered.
The masseur claims he solved the problem in ten minutes but doesn't know if Cristiano Ronaldo got the meeting with Kimberly Wyatt after all.
At the end of the season, Rod Thornley went to the footballer and asked him if he remembered the deal.
"He said 'yes' and I gave him £30,000 for a £60,000 car. The next day I sold it for £60,000! We went on a lovely holiday to the Maldives," Thornley also revealed.
The car is a spectacular one, a Porsche Carrera convertible, which the striker made a splash with during his first spell in England.
Many famous and lesser-known women had love affairs with Ronaldo before his long-term relationship with Georgina Rodriguez, a former Gucci store assistant whom, incidentally, he met during his time at Real Madrid.