Football star, Cristiano Ronaldo will receive a mega bonus of £850,000 following his hat-trick in Manchester United’s 3-2 win against Norwich on Saturday, April 16, according to a. New report.
According to The Sun UK, Ronaldo triggered a bonus-related clause in his contract after reaching 21 goals for the season on Saturday.
Ronaldo’s contract includes a £750,000 bonus for reaching 20 goals this season plus a further £100,000 for his hat-trick strike.
The report adds that Ronaldo will now receive £100,000 for any other goal he scores in the remainder of this season.
Also the club will pay their top scorer this season £1million and Ronaldo seems almost certain to win the cash prize as he is 12 goals ahead of his closest challenger Bruno Fernandes.
Furthermore, Ronaldo would reportedly receive around £2.75million in total payments if he manages to reach 30 goals this season.
In the seventh minute against Norwich, Ronaldo opened the scoring with a tap-in, and he proceeded to make it 2-0 with a header. Norwich managed to pull level to 2-2 but Ronaldo secured all three points for United with a free-kick.
The result means United move up to fifth place, three points adrift of Tottenham. United now face two important away fixtures against Liverpool and Arsenal.