Cristiano Ronaldo nets £1million-plus deal to star in Compare The Market ad

FOOTBALL megastar Cristiano Ronaldo has agreed a £1million-plus deal to line up for Compare The Market.

The Portugal and Juventus striker, 35, will receive a seven-figure sum to film an advert for the price comparison website.

Father-of-four Ron is due to fly to the UK in the next fortnight to shoot the scenes with the brand’s popular meerkats Aleksandr and Sergei.

The super-rich former Manchester United ace reportedly earns more than £1.5million a week from football and endorsements, having also promoted brands including Nike and Suzuki.

A source said: “Cristiano is never one to turn down a money-spinning deal and jumped at the chance to earn this dosh for what is, essentially, an afternoon or so’s work. Compare The Market love a big name signing so were delighted to get this one over the line.”

Other stars to have promoted Compare The Market include Nicole Kidman, 53, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 73, and Macaulay Culkin, 40.

Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo, who signed for Juventus from Real Madrid in 2018 in an £88million deal, is the first footballer — and only the third sportsman — to earn more than $1billion (£766million) in their career.

Cristiano Ronaldo is the world's most popular athlete with over 200million social media followers, helping him land head-to-toe sponsorships including Tag Heuer, Sacoor Brothers suits and Monster headphones.

As well as lending his name to other brands, his own CR7 brand is hugely popular. Named after the star himself, the range of products includes underwear, denim and fragrances.

He also owns hotels in Portugal's capital Lisbon, and his hometown of Funchal on the island of Madeira.

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