Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi among 7 stars who rejected biggest contracts ever

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi among 7 stars who rejected biggest contracts ever

- Cristiano Ronaldo received a gigantic offer from a Chinese club in 2018 but he rejected

- Rival Lionel Messi was also tempted with as much as £1.7million to move to China in 2018

- Jose Mourinho is also among stars who rejected big offers

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Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a staggering £1.7million (about N850million) weekly contract by an unnamed Chinese Super League club in 2018, but the Portuguese rejected the move to sign for Italian outfit Juventus.

In the same vein, Argentine legend, Lionel Messi was also offered £1.7million (about N850million) to move to China by an unnamed club in 2018.

The Barcelona captain reportedly contemplated such a move, however, he went on to extend his contract with the Catalan giants.

Also, Tottenham manager Jose Mourinho who had stints with several big European clubs including Real Madrid, Manchester United, Inter Milan, Chelsea and a host of others was lured with a staggering weekly wage of £540,000 (about N270million) by Chinese side Guangzhou Evergrande two years ago.

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The Special One rejected the offer and preferred to return to the Premier League by signing for Tottenham Hotspur.

Below are the top 7 biggest contracts that were rejected in football

1. Cristiano Ronaldo

Weekly wage rejected: £1.7m (about N850million)

Club: Unnamed Chinese Super League side

Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi among 7 stars who rejected biggest contracts ever
Cristiano Ronaldo among stars who rejected biggest contracts ever. Photo: Baptiste Fernandez
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2. Lionel Messi

Weekly wage rejected: £1.7m (about N850million)

Unnamed Chinese Super League side

3. Jose Mourinho

Weekly wage rejected: £540,000 (about N270million)

Club: Guangzhou Evergrande

4. Luis Suarez

Weekly wage rejected: £500,000 (about N250,000)

Club: Unnamed Chinese Super League side

5. Juan Mata

Weekly wage rejected: £220,000 (about N110,000)

Club: Unnamed Saudi Arabian club

6. David Luiz

Weekly wage rejected: £220,000 (about N110,000)

Club: Unnamed Qatari side

7. Willian

Weekly wage rejected: £210,000 (about N105million)

Club: Shanghai Shenhua

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Lionel Messi's U-turn about not leaving Barcelona has had its significance on his personal earnings as the Argentine star would emerge the highest paid footballer on the planet ahead of the new season.

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The 33-year-old who almost ditched the Camp Nou this summer will be taking home a massive $126million beating rival Cristiano Ronaldo who would work home with $117m to second spot.

Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar retains his third spot with a $96m while future Ballon d'Or winner, Kylian Mbappe climbs to fourth with an expected take-home of $42m.

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