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Huge surprise as Real Madrid accused of paying top Brazilian striker N453.4M a year for 5 terms without contract

- Ronaldo Delima played for Barcelona and Real Madrid before he retired

- The Brazilian was said to have played for Los Blancos without contract

- He won the World Cup with Brazil when he was playing for national team

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Latest development has alleged that reigning Spanish champions Real Madrid reportedly paid Brazilian football legend Ronaldo £860,000-a-year without him signing a contract.

Ronaldo Delima was one of the best strikers in the world during his active playing time considering the number of goals he scored for all the teams he played for and in the national side.

Between the year 2002 and 2007, Ronaldo Delima scored 104 goals in 177 appearances for Real Madrid which was a great record for the Brazilian.

According to the report on UK Sun, Ronaldo was not given a formal contract by the Bernabeu club.

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The leak alleges that Ronaldo therefore has not had to declare this income to tax authorities.

He joined Barcelona in 1996 for a then world record transfer fee, and at 20 years old he was named the 1996 FIFA World Player of the Year, making him the youngest recipient of the award.

Inter Milan broke the world record fee to sign Ronaldo, making him the first player since Diego Maradona to break the world transfer record twice.

Ronaldo Delima

Former Real Madrid and Barcelona striker Ronaldo. Photo by Catherine Ivill
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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Real Madrid are ready to listen to offers for French defender Raphael Varane are both parties are yet to agree a new deal.

The France international is in his tenth season with Los Blancos and his contract is set to expire in the summer of 2022 but no agreement has been reached.

The 28-year-old who recently marked his 350th cap for Los Merengues was on the verge of leaving the club last summer but for the timely intervention of coach Zinedine Zidane.

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But its a whole new ball game as Real are ready to trade the defender in the summer window before he enters the final year in his contract.

Madrid also have a contract dispute with club captain Sergio Ramos and the center-back could be on his way out in the summer.

Ibitoye Shittu is an award winning Sports Journalist with more than 10 years experience in News-writing, reporting and Public Relation. He is an HND and B.SC holder of Mass Communication and can be reached on Twitter @Ibishittu

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