'WHAT?!' coupled with various expletives undoubtedly rung out across Madrid and among Real's fanbase on Friday as rumours began to emerge that Cristiano Ronaldo is looking for a way out of the club.
Reports in Portugal suggest los Blancos' all-time top scorer has become infuriated with the treatment he has received from the Spanish tax authorities regarding alleged fraud (amounting to €14.7 million) relating to image rights, and has made an 'irreversible' decision to leave the capital.
Complicating any potential move is Ronaldo's astronomical buyout clause, which sits at a massive €1 billion. For perspective, the Portuguese's clause is almost 10 times as much as that of Paul Pogba's – and the latter is currently the most expensive player in the world.
If Ronaldo plays hardball and pushes his way out of the club, however, Madrid could be forced to sell him for significantly less. Here, Goal breaks down some of the world's biggest clubs and their chances of being able to sign one of the world's greatest footballers.
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