If there’s one name in soccer that Americans know (other than David Beckham, of course), it’s Cristiano Ronaldo, the forward for Real Madrid, captain of the Portuguese national team, and multiple-time best player in the world winner. It’s been rumored that the internationally-known hunk is making a move to the MLS, the United States soccer league, and a recent real estate transaction right here in NYC is fueling the fire. The Post reports that Ronaldo has scored an $18.5 million loft at the Trump Tower from Italian real estate mogul Alessandro Proto.
The 2,509-square-foot loft has three bedrooms and a corner location that offers panoramic views of Central Park, the Empire State Building, One World Trade Center, and the Hudson River. Designer Juan Pablo Molyneux outfitted the spacious pad with black and white limestone flooring in the foyer, 18th century parquet de Versailles floors in the living room, burnished koa wood paneling with wainscoting, and an onyx master bath.
Original reports had Ronaldo moving to the LA Galaxy when his contract expires in 2018, but the recent buy makes it look like he may be joining the New York City FC or the Red Bulls. But when you’re the second-highest-paid athlete in the world, you can also buy an $18 million apartment just for fun.
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