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Madrid insure Cristiano Ronaldo's legs for 90million after knee injury scare
Published : 04 Aug 2009 12:09:36
Real Madrid have insured Cristiano Ronaldo's legs for £90million after the Portuguese winger picked up a knock in pre-season. Ronaldo suffered a minor knee injury after being tackled in the Peace Cup semi-final against Juventus in Seville on Friday. The 24-year-old has been given the all-clear by doctors but Real are nervous he might pick up a long-term injury in the future. Real paid an £80m world-record fee for Ronaldo in June and have now taken steps to protect their investment by taking out a insurance policy. Ronaldo has already been fouled 34 times in three pre-season games. The former Manchester United star, meanwhile, has sold his old home in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, to new Manchester City signing Emmanuel Adebayor for £5.5m - who beat off competition from team-mates Kolo Toure, Gareth Barry and Carlos Tevez. Ronaldo has made a £1.65million profit after paying £3.85million for the seven-bedroom mansion last year.