- Cristiano Ronaldo is now the fifth highest-paid footballer following his sensational return to his former club Man United
- The 36-year-old will reportedly be earning €23milion annual salary on his return to Old Trafford after his 11-year away from the club
- The Likes of Paris Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi, Neymar as well as Andres Iniesta and Oscar complete the top five highest-earning players
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According to football expert Tancredi Palmeri revealed on his social media handle that Ronaldo's £480,000-per-week has seen him drop from second-highest-paid star to fifth.
The ranking is based on players net salary with no bonus or other income considered as pairs Saint-Germain's Lionel Messi tops the list.
Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo took a big pay cut to complete fairytale transfer from Juventus
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner who joined PSG as a free agent will be going home with a whopping €35m annually.
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Messi's teammate Neymar is second on the list grossing €30m while former Barcelona legend who now plies his trade in the J-League is third with Vissel Kobe with a yearly income of €25m.
Ex-Chelsea midfielder Oscar who now plays for Chinese Super League side Shanghai Port earns €24m annual salary.
Ronaldo is now pitched in fifth position and it is understood he will taking €23m annually on his return to Manchester United.
Here are the Top 10 best-paid footballers in the world based on their weekly wages
1. Lionel Messi €35m
2. Neymar €30m
3. Andres Iniesta €25m
4. Oscar €24m
5. Cristiano Ronaldo €23m
6. Antoine Griezmann €20m
7. Mohamed Salah €19.5m
8. Gareth Bale €16m
9. Philippe Coutinho €15.5m
10. Robert Lewandowski €15.5m
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo had to accept a slight pay cut to rejoin Manchester United from Juventus days before the summer window closes, Give Me Sport.
The Red Devils met Juve's asking price of £23.1million and an agreement was made to re-sign the 36-year-old to end speculation about his future.
United were quick to release a statement regarding the development after negotiations with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner took just an hour to accept a transfer back to Old Trafford.