Suspicions about Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure from Manchester United began on 4 July when the Portuguese player did not attend the club’s training, citing “family reasons”. The second day failed, then the third and in this space of time much was said about the future of the ace who, it seems, is dissatisfied with the British club, which did not qualify for the next edition of the Champions League.
Alternatives? There has been talk about Bayern Munich and Chelsea (clubs surveyed by businessman Jorge Mendes, according to “Diário de Notícias”) and on social media there has been a lot of speculation about Ronaldo’s move to Sporting Clube de Portugal since a photograph with one of the star’s cars, the white Rolls Royce, parked near the José Alvalade Stadium.
Sport TV shared this same photo that resulted in the inevitable — “Sporting fans with more hopes of signing Cristiano Ronaldo”, as the description says — but in the comments the Portuguese ace left fans discouraged.
“Fake” is what the current Manchester United player’s comment says, however, the answer is short and unrevealing. Is it “fake” that that is your car, but was it really at Sporting’s stadium? Is it rather “fake” that the car was taken by you and perhaps was driven by businessman Jorge Mendes to enter into negotiations? Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is open and anything can happen.
But if you come, Ronaldo, you already have at least five houses to choose from. We did our homework, just like we did when the player moved to Manchester, UK. Let nothing be missing and whoever reads the article, at least when it comes to daydreaming.
1. Apartment bathed by the Tagus River, Alcochete
Since the Sporting Academy, inaugurated on June 21, 2002 in Alcochete, became the Cristiano Ronaldo Academy in 2020 and it is there that the players gather, one of the first chances of houses had to be in the municipality of the district of Setúbal.
If you buy the apartment that follows, Cristiano Ronaldo is not only one step away from training, but also from the beaches of Setúbal (Galapos, I miss you), and even from the Tagus River. In fact, this is part of the view of the apartment for sale at Sotheby’s International Realty (luxury real estate) and is part of the private development Tagus Bay.
The apartment consists of three bedrooms, balconies, garage, a gross private area of 143.45 square meters, and also gives access to the co-living areas of the condominium: three swimming pools, media room, gym, kids club and private garden with organic vegetable garden and aromatic herbs (just one of several sustainable features of the development). Dinner can either be prepared in the brightly finished kitchen or enjoyed at Omaggio, a restaurant at the Praia do Sal resort, which is nearby.
This apartment costs 760,000 euros.
2. Apartment in Belas Clube de Campo, Feel
From 143.45 square meters we moved to a slightly larger apartment, with 152 square meters of gross area, located in Belas Clube de Campo, in Belas, Sintra. And why would this be the perfect home for Cristiano Ronaldo? Because it would allow him the well-deserved rest between training sessions and games that get his nerves on edge.
The project is the first slow community in the country, recognized by the Slow Movement Portugal Association, which means that those who live here are able to slow down and focus on what is most important: the family, and for this the day care center and the grocery store always contribute to the daily dynamics, and health, promoted through the provision of trails for walking and activities outdoor sports.
In the apartment in question, the Lisbon Green Valey, it is still possible to extend the benefits of well-being through simple things when arriving home: feeling the rays of light that enter the two harmonious rooms, the cold oak flooring or drink a glass of wine on the generous balconies, with a privileged view over the Sintra mountains and the Pena Palace.
The apartment costs 640,000 thousand euros.
3. Monte Alentejo, Melides
We leave the apartments and go to something more composed. How about an Alentejo hill in Melides? It could rather be an exclusive villa within a resort, such as Catarina Gouveia’s located in the Pestana Tróia Eco Resort (which is ready to rent on vacation from August, as she announced on social media). However, this is only available in 2023 and only then will the actress be able to have Cristiano Ronaldo as a neighbor. Until then, the real estate company Engel & Völkers has others ready to live in for sale.
Despite not being the villa inside the resort, the real question arises: how will Ronaldo start his day inside this Alentejo hill surrounded by the sounds of birds? Catarina Gouveia always has a vegetable and fruit juice to accompany a pancake or tapioca, while Cristiano Ronaldo may have, who knows, a smoothie and some generous slices of Alentejo bread with scrambled eggs.
In any case, it will always be a great first meal after a night’s rest on the hill with four bedrooms, five bathrooms and an extensive swimming pool fed by borehole water. Basically, “a fantastic opportunity for those looking to combine peace with luxury”.
Monte Alentejo costs 3,690,000 euros.
4. Penthouse with river view, Cais do Sodré
Perhaps Cristiano Ronaldo has already learned his lesson: not to create marquees in new houses without first having approval to do so. It can cause you damage, as did the penthouse at 203 Rua Castilho, in Lisbon, and unnecessary headaches when a penthouse alone has everything you need.
More specifically, we are talking about a penthouse overlooking the river, located on Avenida 24 de Julho, in Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, for sale at Idealista.
It is a T6+1 duplex, with private pool and parking for six cars. (One of them could be the white Rolls Royce if the rumors stop being “fake”).
The house has a contemporary architecture that marks the various spaces: living room that gives access to a terrace with river view, dining room, equipped kitchen, a suite for staff, master suite with dressing room and access to a terrace and five bedrooms in suite — and that’s only on the first floor. On the upper floor is another terrace with a private pool.
Everything for how much? 6,900,000 euros.
5. Detached house, Brejos de Azeitão
Brand new. Cristiano Ronaldo can’t ask for anything more than a house whose construction phase coincides with the moment when he can return to Sporting. If reasons to change clubs are lacking, then here is the last option: an independent house in Brejos de Azeitão that will be completed in 2023, but which can already be purchased to ensure that once it is finished it is in the hands of the ace.
It has a total of four suites, a large closet, living room with fully equipped kitchen, outdoor space with garden and heated infinity pool and parking for six vehicles. Apart from that, you are guaranteed 24-hour security, access to the 18-hole golf course designed by American architect Rocky Rocmore, club house and tennis courts.
It costs a well-spent 3,250,000 euros.