Cristiano Ronaldo secures £850,000 bonus after latest hat-trick

Cristiano Ronaldo may have been at the centre of a number of controversies lately, but despite Manchester United’s mediocre overall results, there is no doubt that the Portuguese star continues to set the pitch on fire. This was proven once more in the Red Devils’ match against Norwich City over the weekend. He scored the 60th hat-trick in his career and in the process, earned himself a hefty £850,000 bonus.

Old Trafford bore witness as the 37-year-old scored his 21st goal of the season across all competitions for Manchester United. According to Marca, this means that the prolific forward has earned himself a £750,000 bonus for scoring at least 20 goals this season. On top of that, he is entitled to another £100,000 for the hat-trick.

The 5-time Ballon d’Or winner is set to rake in even more cash in the coming weeks. He is believed to be entitled to further bonuses of 100,000 pounds for every additional goal he scores in the remaining six games of the campaign.

Looking further ahead, if Ronaldo manages to breach the 30-goal mark, that will set the club back by a further 2.75 million pounds. Those who follow Ronaldo’s career will know that this goal is not beyond reach.