January 04, The Athletic UK Manchester United reporter Laurie Whitwell
Column article, the title of the article is – Ricardo Regufe: Cristiano Ronaldo’s right-hand man who negotiated £173million-a-year Saudi deal
TA can reveal that Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Riyadh Victory Club in Saudi Arabia – where he will earn his highest ever salary – was made by his friend and personal agent Ricardo Regev rather than his agent
Negotiated by Jorge Mendes.
He has known Ronaldo since his time with the Portugal national team at Nike in the early 2000s and has become so important in recent years that he played a key role in the seismic deal.
With the support of his lawyers, Ronaldo also personally negotiated with Nasr.
It is understood that Mendes was not involved at all.
During their working relationship, Regev’s work was mainly focused on Ronaldo’s business interests.
He is not an agent, but he is also involved in sports now and has been actively involved in negotiations with Manchester United on Ronaldo’s termination.
Regev was described as a "very good operator" by a source who has worked with him but asked not to be named to protect their relationship in the industry.
Mendes has been Ronaldo’s agent since his youth training at Sporting Lisbon, handling deals to join Manchester United, Real Madrid, Juventus and Manchester United, and arranging several lucrative contracts, so he
This absence is significant.
There are rumors in the industry that Ronaldo was frustrated with what happened in the summer, when his wish to leave Old Trafford for a Champions League team did not materialize.
(There is chatter in the industry that Ronaldo was frustrated over events in the summer when his desire to leave Old Trafford for a Champions League team went unfulfilled.)
Meanwhile, sources have revealed that Mendes is frustrated with Ronaldo’s refusal to accept the impossibility of finding a European club.
The Champions League team rejected the opportunity to sign Ronaldo at a price of 80,000 pounds per week. Manchester United is willing to subsidize his remaining wages to facilitate his departure in the summer window.
Under the circumstances, Mendes suggested that Ronaldo stay at United, accept his role in Erik Ten Hag’s squad and prove his talent on the pitch.
A good season could bring a Champions League side to the negotiating table next summer and even see United trigger the prospect of a one-year extension to his contract.
the rest of his salary to facilitate a departure in the last window.
In the circumstances, Mendes advised Ronaldo to stay at United, accept his role in Erik ten Hag’s squad and prove his talent on the pitch when called upon. A good season might have brought Champions League n se Unit ext teams to the
trigger the one-year extension in his contract.)
Ronaldo could have played a useful role under Ten Hag and the United manager has tried to convince him, while his assistant Regev has advocated for Ronaldo to fight for his place at Old Trafford.
But Ronaldo has made up his mind and some say he has taken the initiative.